Antigua and Barbuda Geography 2018, CIA World Factbook
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Antigua and Barbuda Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Antigua and Barbuda Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico

Geographic coordinates:
17 03 N, 61 48 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 442.6 sq km (Antigua 280 sq km; Barbuda 161 sq km)
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 442.6 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: includes Redonda, 1.6 sq km
country comparison to the world: 201

Area - comparative:
2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
153 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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contiguous zone: 24 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - contiguous zone country ranks ]
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
[see also: Maritime claims - continental shelf country ranks ]

Climate:
tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation
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Terrain:
mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Obama 402 m

Natural resources:
NEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism

Land use:
agricultural land: 20.5% arable land 9.1%; permanent crops 2.3%; permanent pasture 9.1%
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forest: 22.3%
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other: 57.2% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
1.3 sq km (2012)
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Population - distribution:
the island of Antigua is home to approximately 97% of the population; nearly the entire population of Barbuda lives in Codrington

Natural hazards:
hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October); periodic droughts

Environment - current issues:
water management - a major concern because of limited natural freshwater resources - is further hampered by the clearing of trees to increase crop production, causing rainfall to run off quickly

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
Antigua has a deeply indented shoreline with many natural harbors and beaches; Barbuda has a large western harbor


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