Monday, January 24, 2022

Antigua and Barbuda

We just learned about the country of Saint Lucia

Let's learn a little about the country of Antigua and Barbuda!

This country is in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico.
It is about 440 square kilometers, and about 97,000 people live there.
There are two main islands, Antigua which is about 281 square kilometers and has about 95,000 people there, and the smaller island of Barbuda that is about 160 square kilometers and only has a little over 1,000 people living Other than those 2 islands there are over 40 tiny islands that are part of the country.

The people in this country speak either English or Creole.

(from: wikipedia - antigua and barbuda)

The flag of Antigua and Barbuda is a red background with an upside down triangle on it with black, blue, and white parts, and a yellow sun.
The red is for the life of the people, black is for the people's history, blue is for hope and the sea, white is for the sand, and yellow is for the sun.

(from: wikipedia - flag of antigua and barbuda)

To eat in this country you might have fungie (pronounced like foo-n-jee) which is cornmeal, usually served with fried flying fish.

(from: wikipedia - funge)

Visiting this country you might take a boat and go to English Harbour

(from: wikipedia - english harbour)

The highest point on the island of Antigua is called Boggy Peak, and was renamed to Mount Obama to honor President Barack Obama.

(from: wikipedia - boggy peak)

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