Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda
Capital city St John’s
Surface 440 kmĀ²
Population 82,000
Road network length 384 km
Length of highway network 0 km
First highway N/A
Motorway name N/A
Traffic drives Left
License plate code AG

Antigua and Barbuda are an island nation in the Eastern Caribbean, part of North America. The country consists of the islands of Antigua and Barbuda and has 82,000 inhabitants. See Antigua and Barbuda population density. The capital is St. John’s.

According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER, Antigua and Barbuda are located in the far northeast of the Caribbean, east of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the British overseas territories of Anguilla and Montserrat. To the south is the French island of Guadeloupe. The main islands are Antigua and Barbuda, in addition there are a few small islands, which are mostly uninhabited. The main island is Antigua, where the capital St. John’s is located, which has 25,000 inhabitants. On the island of Barbuda there is only one village; Codrington. Almost the entire population lives in St. John’s or one of the suburbs. Antigua measures 25 by 20 kilometers, Barbuda is slightly smaller. Antigua is mountainous, especially in the south, while Barbuda is very flat.

The country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1981, and is a democratic monarchy. Tourism is the most important economic sector, banking is also important.

Road Network

The road network is limited, and is mainly developed on the island of Antigua, because this is where most people live. There are only a few roads on Barbuda. Less than 400 kilometers of road is paved, and most of it is in poor condition. The speed limit in the country is 40 miles, or 64 km/h, and you drive on the left. There are no highways in Antigua and Barbuda, all roads are single carriageway. There is some traffic in downtown St. John’s, which has a lack of parking.

The main roads are:

  • Valley Road, which goes from the capital along Bolands (population 2186) to the southwest.
  • All Saints Road, which runs south from the capital along All Saints (5306 pop), Liberta (3408) & Swetes (1872).
  • The Sir Sydney Walling Highway, which leads from the capital past Potters Village (pop. 3471) to the eastern villages of Freetown (619) & Willikies (1149).
  • Friars Hill Road, which leads from the capital to the northern village of Cedar Grove (pop. 933).
  • Old Parham Road, which runs from the capital to the northeastern village of Carlisle (pop. 1403) and VC Bird International Airport and Jonas Road, which connects Antigua & Barbuda’s second largest city, All Saints, to Parham (757) central to the east.

On Barbuda there is only one major road connecting Codrington (pop. 1325) with the coast to the north and south.

Road numbering

There is no road numbering in Antigua and Barbuda.

Signage

There is little signage on the islands, but what is there is British model. Road markings are often missing, the roads are too narrow for this.

Antigua and Barbuda Location Map