Comprises Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda group of Leeward Islands lying latitude 17 degrees longitude 61
degrees west in Eastern Caribbean.
West Antigua basically volcanic rock rising to 399 metres at Boggy Peak.
East and north mostly low-lying limestone areas less than 150 metres above sea level.
Rest of island marked by a central plain.
Has springs but no rivers.
Barbuda mostly flat, with large lagoon to west, and excellent sandy beaches.
Name: Antigua & Barbuda
Status: UN Member
Capital City: St. John's
Main Cities: Codrington
Population: 67,000 Area [sq.km]: 440
Fair Antigua, we salute thee!
Proudly we this anthem raise
To thy glory and thy beauty,
Joyfully we sing the praise
Of the virtues, all bestowed
On thy sons and daughters free;
Ever striving, ever seeking,
Dwell in love and unity.
Raise the standard! Raise it boldly!
Answer now to duty's call
To the service of thy country,
Sparing nothing, giving all;
Gird your loins and join the battle
'Gainst fear, hate and poverty,
Each endeavouring, all achieving,
Live in peace where man is free.
God of nations, let Thy blessings
Fall upon this land of ours;
Rain and sunshine ever sending,
Fill her fields with crops and flowers;
We her children do implore Thee,
Give us strength, faith, loyalty,
Never failing, all enduring
To defend her liberty.
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