Antigua & Barbuda

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That the native does not like the tourist is not hard to explain. For every native of every place is a potential tourist, and every tourist is a native of somewhere. Every native everywhere lives a life of overwhelming and crushing banality and boredom and desperation and depression, and every deed, good and bad, is an attempt to forget this. Every native would like to find a way out, every native would like a rest, every native would like a tour. But some natives—most natives in the world—cannot go anywhere. They are too poor. They are too poor to go anywhere. They are too poor to escape the reality of their lives; and they are too poor to live properly in the place they live, which is the very place you, the tourist, want to go—so when the natives see you, the tourist, they envy you, they envy your ability to leave your own banality and boredom, they envy your ability to turn their own banality and boredom into a source of pleasure for yourself.

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Profile

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In the space of 8 pages the Antigua Profile covers the following:

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Antigua and Barbuda
Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor General Dr Rodney Williams (from 14 Aug 2014)
Head of government: Prime Minister Gaston Browne (ABLP) (from 12 Jun 2014)
Ruling party: Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) (elected 12 Jun 2014)
Area: 280 square km (Antigua), 160 square km (Barbuda)
Population: 88,000 (2014)*
Capital: St John's (Antigua); Codrington (Barbuda)
Official language: English (Antiguan creole also spoken)
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
Exchange rate: EC$2.70 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$14,061 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 2.37% (2014)*
GDP: US$1.24 billion (2014)*
Inflation: 1.09% (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$430.18 million (2013)
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