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Geography of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 443 km² (approx. 171 mi²). Continental shelf of Antigua and Barbuda is approximately 4,128 km² (around 1,594 mi²). Antigua and Barbuda is located in North America. North America is found entirely in the Northern hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western hemisphere. North American countries include, but are not limited to, Canada, Mexico, and The United States. Antigua and Barbuda is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Antigua and Barbuda is 202 m (659 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Antigua and Barbuda is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Antigua and Barbuda has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Antigua and Barbuda is Sain John's. The largest cities in Antigua and Barbuda are Sain John's, Waikikies, Bolands, English Harbour town.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Antigua and Barbuda is 202 m (659 ft). The highest point of Antigua and Barbuda is Mount Obama, with its official height being 402 m (1,319 ft). The lowest point of Antigua and Barbuda is Caribbean Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Obama) and lowest (Caribbean Sea) points of Antigua and Barbuda is 402 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Antigua and Barbuda is 443 km² (approx. 171 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 110,089 km² (~42,505 mi²). The continental shelf of Antigua and Barbuda is approximately 4,128 km² (around 1,594 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Antigua and Barbuda is approximately 110,532 km² (~42,676 mi²). Antigua and Barbuda is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

90 km² of Antigua and Barbuda's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 20% of all the land in the country. There are 81 km² of arable land in Antigua and Barbuda, and it comprises 18% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

As for natural resources, Antigua and Barbuda is known for its pleasant climate.