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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA. Jennifer Esparza Period.1 Barton, Economics. Nations Map. Brief History/News. Antigua, a constitutional momarchy, was named after the church of Santa Maria de la Antigua in Seville. Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632. It gained full independence in 1981 .

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Antigua barbuda

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Jennifer Esparza

Period.1

Barton, Economics


Nations map

Nations Map


Brief history news

Brief History/News

Antigua, a constitutional momarchy, was named after the church of Santa Maria de la Antigua in Seville. Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632. It gained full independence in 1981.

The twin islands are currently undergoing a project to build a avocado processing factory to strengthen agroprocessing & create jobs.


National leadership

National leadership

  • The current leader of the twin islands is Winston Baldwin Spencer

  • Born: October 8, 1948

  • He’s held his position since March 24,2004


Demographics

Demographics

  • Population: 90,156

  • Medium age:30.8 M:29.1F:32.3

  • Education Levels: 14 years

  • Life expectancy: 75.91 M:73.85F.78.07

  • Racial Makeup: black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9% (2001 census)

  • Principal religion: Protestant

  • Official language: English


Gross domestic product

Gross Domestic Product

  • Current GDP 1.176 Billion USD

  • Current GDP per Capita: $18,300 USD


Wealth

Wealth

  • A large source of the wealth in Antigua & Barbuda is the amount of tourism they receive annually.

  • Top 5 exports: Pasta, passenger & Cargo ships, Cocoa Beans, Crude petroleum, Industrial food prep machines.

  • Top 5 Imports: Crude petroleum,passenger & Cargo ships, Refined petroleum, Cocoa beans, & recreational boats

  • Export with: Nigeria, Poland, South Africa

  • Import with: Nigeria, China, US


Sources

Sources

  • http://www.infoplease.com/country/antigua-and-barbuda.html

  • http://www.new-ag.info/en/news/newsitem.php?a=2421

  • http://www.indexmundi.com/antigua_and_barbuda/demographics_profile.html

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua#Economy

  • http://atlas.media.mit.edu/profile/country/atg/


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