maps of the main islands Antigua and Barbuda ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): Antigua and Barbuda
country code ISO: AG [ATG] //; - FIPS: AC
location: Central America, West-Indies, Caribbean, Lesser Antilles
time zone: -4 UT
surface (land) area: 441,6 sq.km = 170,5 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 17° N / East/West: 62° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): none
climate: moderate tropical, Caribbean
Government
independent since: 1981-11-01
type of government: constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom
capital: Saint John's
administrative division: parish (6 on Antigua) + islands: Barbuda and Redonda
Population
population according to the last census (2001): 75,741
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 66,422 //; or: 68,000; 2002: 69,000
population density: 170 per sq.km = 439 per sq.mi
population growth: 1,2% [PG: -2%] //; - doubling time: 59 years
birth rate: 17-19 per 1000
death rate: 5-6 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): 14 per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 12 - 18 per 1000
life expectancy: 73 - 75 years (male: 71 - 73; female: 76 - 78)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 31[20]% //; - 15-59 years: 58% //; - 60+ years: 11%
urbanisation: 37% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: black 91,3 - [94,4]% of African descent ; mixed [3,5] - 3,7%; white [1,3] - 2,4%
languages: English and local dialects like Patois
religious affiliation: Chistian 85% [Protestant 74{80}%, Roman-Catholic 11{20}%]; no religion 14%
Health
daily food intake: 2449 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 95%
people per physician: 1100; DK: 1 per 5582 persons
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 50%
school enrolment: secondary education: 33%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 6%
adult literacy: 82% [DK: 87 % ; PG: 96%] (male: 80%; female: 83%)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 2,5%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 8200 per capita
GNI USD 9440 per capita //; - [ppp: 10400]
GDP growth: 5%
income: USD 4770 per capita
import: USD 246 per capita //; - export: USD 40 per capita
trade: USD .. per capita //; - or 53% of GDP
trade partners: US GB CA DE IT BB TT LC KN
human development index: 0,795 //; - position of the country in the world no.: ca 50
female labour force: 46%
unemployment: 5 - 7%
tourism: 0,2 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 18% //; - grass land: 9% //; - wooded area: 11% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 12% [PG: 9%] //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 6% [PG: 4%]
agricultural products: citrusfruit
livestock (real numbers): cattle: 15700 - 35000 / goats: 11800 / pigs: 2200 / poultry: 66000 - 98000 / sheep: 12200 - 18500
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 21% [PG: 57%] //; - part of industry in GDP: 24% [PG: 20%]
industrial products: food products, textiles
mining products: crushed stone for local use
CO2 emission per capita: 5,0
services: labour force: 67% [PG: 34%] //; - part of services in GDP: 70% [PG: 76%]
energy use (kg per capita): 120
electricity use (per capita): 1485
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 1161 km //; - of which paved: 33% [ca 250 km] //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 13600 // ; or: 4,3 per persons per vehicle; or 229 per 1000 persons // international license plate: AG
railways: 77 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 311 - 481 per 1000 // international dialling code: +1268
ownership radio receivers: 778 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 419 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 94 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Boggy Peak 402 m
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): some small lakes of little importance
lakes (artificial reservoirs):
lakes (deepest):
rivers: some small rivers of little importance
canals:
waterfalls:
caves: longest system: / deepest:
islands: Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
due to the use of various sources differences in data may occur

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