Antigua and Barbuda

About Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda are 2 major islands in the Caribbean Sea which were part of the West Indies Federation. The islands were once part of the British Empire though was first discovered by Christopher Columbus.

The country is primarily dependent upon tourism due to many luxury resorts.

Antigua is also known for easy access for Foreigners to gain alternative citizenship by investment

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionNorthern America
Capital CitySt. Johns
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic 
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar, XCD
Phone Code +1-268
Important CitiesCedar Grove, Codrington, Dickenson Bay, English Harbour, Falmouth, Freetown, Jennings, Liberta, Old Road, Parham, Pigotts, Potter's Village, Seaview Farm, St. John's, Swetes, Willikies
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-01)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking113
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Mining
Major Exportscultured pearls, precious , Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Articles of apparel , Clocks and watches , Tin and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment , Iron and steel
Major Exports to IndiaVehicles other than railway , Electrical machinery and equipment , cultured pearls, precious, Iron and steel, Pharmaceutical products, Articles of iron , Articles of apparel , Rubber and articles thereof, Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Articles of apparel and clothing accessories,
Major ImportsVehicles other than railway , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Electrical machinery and equipment , Articles of iron or steel, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, cultured pearls, precious , Meat and edible meat offal, Wood and articles of wood, Plastics and articles thereof
Major Imports from IndiaArticles of iron, Copper and articles thereof, Nickel and articles thereof, Aluminium and articles thereof, Lead and articles thereof, Zinc and articles thereof, Tin and articles thereof, metals, cermets, articles thereof, Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons , Miscellaneous articles of base metal
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaFrom the Antigua and Barbuda side, during the first week of April 2012, Member of Parliament Michael Ascot accompanied the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis to India. The Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams visited Indian from 4-21 October 2015 in his personal capacity to participate in the 16th International Conference of Chief Justices of the World, organized by City Montessori School, Lucknow. From the Indian side, Mr. R. Swaminathan, Secretary (AMS, CPV& SA) paid an official visit to Antigua & Barbuda during July 24-25, 2015 and met Hon’ble Prime minister Gaston Browne and Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Trade and Minister of Health. Hon’ble Mr. C.R. Chaudhary, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Commerce & Industry, visited Antigua and Barbuda from April 22-25, 2018 under Government of India’s “Special Outreach” Initiative. The visit was the first-ever visit by an Indian Minister to the country since its independence in 1981.
Bordering NationsSaint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla , Montserrat, Guadeloupe
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Dr K J Srinivasa
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
307, Church & Peter Rose Streets,Queenstown,Georgetown, Guyana
Email: hc.georgetown@mea.gov.in
Phone: 592-226-3996 or 226-8965 or 226-3240
Embassy Details in India