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ANTIGUA. HISTORY. Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493 and named it Antigua after a church Settled by pre-agricultural Amerindians Antigua was always a farming island, the natives farmed corn, sweet potatoes, chiles , guava, tobacco and cotton . ECONOMICS.

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Antigua

ANTIGUA


History

HISTORY

  • Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493 and named it Antigua

  • after a church

  • Settled by pre-agricultural Amerindians

  • Antigua was always a farming island, the natives farmed corn, sweet potatoes, chiles, guava, tobacco and cotton


Economics

ECONOMICS

  • More than half of Antigua's income comes from tourism

  • The currency is The

  • East Caribbean Dollar

  • Antigua is in a public debt of 359.8 million


Festivals

FESTIVALS

  • Antigua Independence Festival (became independent in 1981)

  • Antigua sailing week. Sailors from all over the world come to Antigua for this festival

  • Black History Month. BHM is big in Antigua. Most of the population is African American


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FOOD

  • Lots of fresh foods

  • The main protein is fish

  • Lots of good land to grow wheat and other crops


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FLORA AND FAUNA

  • Mongoose, hawksbill turtle, goats, horses, cows, green tree lizard, barracuda

  • Birds: laughing gull, west Indian whistling duck, yellow billed tropic bird, zenaida dove

  • Neem tree, lobolly tree, giant milkweed, date palm, dagger tree


Activities

ACTIVITIES

  • Water: Sailing, snorkeling, diving, cruises, fishing, kayaking and swimming

  • Land: Cricket, hiking, golfing, biking, tennis, bird watching

  • Excursions: Eco tours, helicopters, zip line canopy tour, scenic tours, seafairs


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HOTELS AND

RESORTS

  • The Inn at English Harbour. Located in English Harbour near St. Johns

  • Sandals Grande Antigua. Located on the beach of Dickenson bay.

  • Jolly Beach Resort and Spa


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