Monday, April 28, 2014

Up with Geography: Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

St. John's (on Antigua)

None - it's made up of two islands in the Caribbean Sea; closest continent is South America

Okay, dear readers. I was going to draw a map of all of the islands in the Caribbean Sea but I couldn't do it. Most of them are too small and I don't have the patience today. So you only get one map. I trust in your intelligence that you know where the Caribbean Sea is and/or that you know how to use Google to look it up.

A close-up of Antigua and Barbuda

The nearest neighbors are St. Kitts & Nevis to the west (an independent nation), Montserrat to the southwest (owned by the U.K.) and Guadaloupe to the south (owned by France).

Water Borders:
Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean

Total Area(added March 2015)
170 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
St. John's, All Saints, Liberta, Potter's Village, Bolans

Famous Geographical Point:
Mount Obama (known as Boggy Peak until August 2009)

Famous Person:
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, actress

Book Set In/About:
At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid

A series of short stories about life in the Caribbean. (Sorry to be vague, but I haven't read it and it's really hard to find a review where anyone tells you what the book is actually about.)

Movie Set In/About:
"Working Girl" (2010), directed by Nigel Trellis

When a schoolgirl falls on hard times, she's forced into the world of prostitution.

Headline of the Day:
"Court Rules: Antigua and Barbuda Will Go to Poll on Old Boundaries, New Electoral List" in West Indies News Network


Patricia said...

I am very interested in this Mount Obama. Though I kind of liked the name Boggy Peak.

balyien said...

Yeah, Mount Obama was simply too quirky to not list as the famous geographical point. Looks nice (albeit little) from the pics online.