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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

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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