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Antigua and Barbuda




Mr Philmore Mullin
National Office of Disaster Services (NODS)

P.O.Box 1399
American Road
St Johns

Tel No: (268) 464-4743
Fax No: (268) 462-4742
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Synopsis of the Antigua

Location: 17 03 N, 61 48 W
Area: 443 km2 (Antigua 280 km2; Barbuda 161 km2 includes Redonda)
Coastline: 153 km
Climate: Tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain: Mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands with some higher volcanic areas
Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
Highest Point: Boggy Peak 402 m
Natural Resources: Negligible; pleasant climate fosters tourism
Population: 68,320 (July 2004 est.)
Ethnic groups: Black, British, Portuguese, Lebanese, Syrian
Languages: English (official), local dialects
Natural hazards: Hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October); periodic droughts
Environmental issues: Water management - a major concern because of limited natural fresh water resources is further hampered by the clearing of trees to increase crop production, causing rainfall to run off quickly.

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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