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Antigua, officially known as Antigua and Barbuda, is a twin-island country located in the Caribbean Sea. It is part of the Lesser Antilles, and is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and historic sites.

The island of Antigua was first inhabited by the Siboney people, who were later replaced by the Arawak people. The island was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and was subsequently colonized by the British in 1632. The island was a major center for sugar production, and was heavily reliant on the labor of enslaved Africans.

Today, Antigua is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, such as Half Moon Bay and Dickenson Bay, as well as its historic sites, like Nelson's Dockyard, a restored 18th-century naval base. The island also offers a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, sailing, and snorkeling.

The official language is English, however, a local creole is spoken by a majority of the population. The currency is East Caribbean dollar. The country has a population of around 100,000 people. The capital and largest city is St. John's. Antigua and Barbuda is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm. The head of state is the British monarch and the head of government is the Prime minister.

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Antigua is an island in the Caribbean Sea with an area of 280 km². The island is part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda and had a population of 80,161 in 2011.[1] Saint John's is the largest city on the island and also the capital of Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, who named the island after Santa Maria la Antigua, a Marian image with chapel of the same name that is located in the Cathedral of Seville.

The island remained largely uninhabited until it was taken over by English settlers in 1632. The English were driven out by the Caribs but returned in 1663. In 1666 the island was plundered by the French. The following year, in the peace of Breda, the island was formally assigned to the English.

Antigua became independent from the United Kingdom in 1981 and has since formed the nation of 'Antigua and Barbuda' with the islands of Barbuda and Redonda.

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