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Antigua and Barbuda

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Bruce Williamson, team leader of Antigua & Barbuda national open water swimming team at the 2009 FINA World Championships

Antigua & Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda). The permanent population number approximately 81,800 (at the 2011 Census) and the capital and largest port and city is St. John's, on Antigua.

Separated by a few nautical miles, Antigua & Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17 degrees north of the Equator. The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the islands. Its governance, language, and culture have all been strongly influenced by the British Empire, of which the country was formerly a part.

Islands[edit]

1. Antigua – largest island
2. Barbuda
3. Bird Island
4. Bishop Island
5. Blake Island
6. Cinnamon Island
7. Codrington Island
8. Crump Island
9. Dulcina Island
10. Exchange Island
11. Five Islands
12. Great Bird Island
13. Green Island
14. Guiana Island
15. Hale Gate Island
16. Hawes Island
17. Henry Island
18. Johnson Island
19. Kid Island
20. Laviscounts Island
21. Lobster Island
22. Long Island
23. Maid Island
24. Moor Island
25. Nanny Island
26. Pelican Island
27. Prickly Pear Island
28. Rabbit Island
29. Rat Island
30. Red Head Island
31. Redonda
32. Sandy Island
33. Smith Island
34. The Sisters
35. Vernon Island
36. Wicked Will Island
37. York Island

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