Interesting facts about Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a small island nation located on the same islands in the Caribbean Sea. Despite the modest land area, these islands are rich in wildlife and a peculiar local culture.

Antigua and Barbuda, despite the name, include not two islands in their composition, but three – there is also the island of Redonda.

On the above mentioned island of Redonda is the National Park of the country, and it occupies the entire territory of the island.

The first human settlements on Antigua and Barbuda appeared more than five thousand years ago.

For a long time, Antigua and Barbuda, along with the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis, were part of the British colony called “Leeward Islands”.

English heritage on Antigua and Barbuda is felt in everything, for example, in architecture and traditions.

The most popular sport on the islands is cricket.

Antigua and Barbuda have three hundred and sixty-five beaches, and one of them is among the top ten beaches in the world.

On the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, there are no rivers or freshwater lakes.

Sources of fresh water here, however, there are, they are just underground.

In local cafes and restaurants, the tip is not accepted, since they are always included in the bill.

The inhabitants of Antigua and the inhabitants of Barbuda have different accents.

The national currency of the islands is the East Caribbean Dollar.

The island of Barbuda is of coral origin, and the island of Antigua is volcanic.

Only here is the sweetest pineapple in the world – black pineapple.

One of the island’s natural attractions is the Devil’s Bridge.

On the island of Barbuda there is an underground lake connected to a system of caves. In ancient times, there lived Indian settlers.

The population of the islands is about seventy thousand people, and the land area is about 440 square kilometers, that is, five times the population of Barbados on Antigua and Barbuda.