A: Antigua and Barbuda lies on the geographical coordinates of 17° 3' 0" N, 61° 48' 0" W.
Latitude and Longitude of Antigua and Barbuda in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds
|17° 3' 0" N
|61° 48' 0" W
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference
|UTM Northing:1885478.4535097964 Easting:627705.7488600577 Zone:20Q
More detail about Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda: the twin islands
Antigua and Barbuda is a pair of islands in the Caribbean sea. For years they have been called "the twin islands" as whatever has affected one also affects the other. They are so close that both speak the same languages, share the same government, have the same exports and share a very similar economies. Part of this is because both islands were originally under British colonial rule; however, their close proximity may also have played a large factor.
Since the collapse of colonial rule, America has been a major influence to the people of Antigua and Barbuda. For centuries, Florida and the twin islands have been exchanging goods and services. The people of Antigua and Barbuda like to visit America for special shopping trips and vacations. In return, the people of America like to go to Antigua and Barbuda to for shopping and vacations. The link between Antigua, Barbuda, and America is so strong that when the recession affected American tourism and shopping, the twin islands were also hit as well. American television is also very popular in Antigua and Barbuda and most networks are imported from the United States.
The British also left their mark on Antigua and Barbuda. Boat racing is one of the most popular sports with an entire week dedicated to it every year. Soccer is also an extremely popular sport. Antigua has its own national soccer team and its professional team, the Antigua Barracudas, has joined the USL First Division this starting this year. Cricket is very popular all over the Caribbean, and Antigua and Barbuda are no exceptions. Antigua even hosted eight matches of the 2007 cricket world cup!
Antigua and Barbuda may be twins, but they also share a unique connection to both America and England, creating an extended family across the ocean.