Barbuda is located north of Antigua, in the middle of the Leeward Islands and forms part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Arawak and Carib Indians populated the island when Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493. The English formed a colony in 1666. In 1685 the island was leased to brothers Christopher and John Codrington, who had founded the town of Codrington. The Codrington family produced food on their land and also transported slaves to their Antigua sugar plantations. The island gained its independence as an integral part of Antigua and Barbuda in 1981, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Largest settlement : Codrington
Area : 160 km2
Population : 1,640
Official language : English
Local language : Antiguan Creole
Ethnic groups : 89% Black, 4.4% Mixed, 2.4% White
Currency : East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone : AST (UTC-4)
Calling code : +1-268
Barbuda Yacht Charter “Must Do”
The island is one of the most beautiful places on earth, offering mysterious abandoned forts, Neolithic caves and unspoiled beautiful pink sand beaches. With only 1500 people living there, the land is nearly untouched. The island is host to a wild bird sanctuary standing on a mesmerising lagoon. A liberal scattering of ancient shipwrecks off its shores, this is an untouched world for you to explore.
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