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).
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)
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