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Antigua and Barbuda: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico
Geographic Coordinates17 03 N, 61 48 W 17.05,-61.8
Area total: 442.6 sq km (Antigua 280 sq km; Barbuda 161 sq km)
land: 442.6 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes Redonda, 1.6 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline153 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Boggy Peak 402 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Geonames we are listing mountain list of Wolfram only:
According to Wolfram: Volcan Antigua 3406 m

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Terrainmostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas
Natural Hazardshurricanes and tropical storms (July to October); periodic droughts
Natural ResourceNEGL; pleasant climate fosters tourism
Land Usearable land: 9.09%
permanent crops: 2.27%
other: 88.64% (2011)
Climatetropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation
Irrigated Land1.3 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources0.05 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueswater management - a major concern because of limited natural freshwater resources - is further hampered by the clearing of trees to increase crop production, causing rainfall to run off quickly
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Saint Johns; All Saints ; Liberta ; Bolands ; Potters Village
According to Geonames: Saint John’s; All Saints; Piggotts; Liberta; Bolands

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Important Cities
Geography-noteAntigua has a deeply indented shoreline with many natural harbors and beaches; Barbuda has a large western harbor