Interesting facts about Antigua and Barbuda

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

On the aforementioned island of Redonda, the country's National Park is located, and it occupies the entire territory of the island.

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

For a long time Antigua and Barbuda, together with the islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis (see amazing facts about Saint Kitts and Nevis), were part of the British colony called the Leeward Islands.

The English heritage in Antigua and Barbuda is felt in everything, such as architecture and tradition.

The most popular sport on the islands is cricket.

Antigua and Barbuda has three hundred and sixty-five beaches, and one of them is one of the ten best beaches in the world.

There are no rivers or freshwater lakes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda.

There are fresh water sources here, however, they are just underground.

It is not customary to leave tips in local cafes and restaurants, as they are always included in the bill.

Antigua and Barbuda have different accents.

The national currency of the islands is the East Caribbean dollar (see facts about different currencies).

Barbuda is of coral origin, while Antigua is volcanic.

Only here grows the sweetest pineapple variety in the world - black pineapple.

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

The island of Barbuda has an underground lake connected to a cave system. In ancient times, Indian settlers lived there.

The population of the islands is about seventy thousand people, and the land area is about 440 square kilometers, that is, with an area comparable to the area of ​​the island of Barbados (see interesting facts about Barbados), five times less people live in Antigua and Barbuda.