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Antigua and Barbuda

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, located in the Caribbean, are part of the chain of islands known as the Leeward Islands. The two main islands of Antigua and Barbuda have, respectively, land areas of about 100 sq. mi. (281 sq. km.) and 57 sq. mi. (161 sq. km.), with a total population of 82,786 (2005 est.), the vast majority of whom live on the island of Antigua, with the island of Redonda, which is currently uninhabited, having dependency status. Antigua and Barbuda have a population density of 394 per sq. mi. (184 per sq. km.).

The main environmental problems facing Antigua and Barbuda are hurricanes and tropical storms from July through October, and irregular droughts. In terms of carbon dioxide per capita, Antigua and Barbuda rank 78th in ...

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