PlacesInteresting facts about Antigua and Barbuda 2 Years Ago FACEBOOKPREV ARTICLE NEXT ARTICLE antigua and barbuda flag Antigua and Barbuda isa twin-island country in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and theAtlantic Ocean.
The nearest countries to Antigua and Barbuda are other island nations, including St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, the French territory of Guadeloupe andthe British territories of Montserrat and Anguilla.
The area of Antigua and Barbuda is 442 square kilometers.
John’s cathedral Antigua is Spanish for “Ancient” and Barbuda is Spanish for“Bearded“.
The island of Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493 andnamed for the Church of Santa Maria de la Antigua in Seville.
After 349 years as a British colony, Antigua and Barbuda gained independencein 1981.
Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are known as Antiguans or Barbudans, depending on which island they are from.