Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda are islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico. They cover an area of approximately 442 sq km and have 153 km of coastline. The terrain consists of mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas. The country is divided into 6 parishes (Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mary, Saint Paul, Saint Peter and Saint Philip) and two dependencies (Barbuda and Redonda). St John's is the capital, with a time difference of 4 hours behind that of GMT. The currency is the East Caribbean dollar, and exports include garments, paint, furniture and bedding. The population of approximately 85,600 people comprises an ethnic makeup that is 91% black. The primary language is English, and the predominant religion is Christianity.