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|Date of Independence:|
|01 November 1981|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|200 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|201 of 242 in the World|
Antigua and Barbuda is an island nation in the Caribbean. It is located on the eastern edge of the region, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its nearest neighbours are Guadeloupe to the south, Montserrat to the south west, Saint Kitts and Nevis to the west and St Barthelemy, St Martin and Anguilla to the north west. Antigua and Barbuda consists of two main inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and 37 smaller islands. Barbuda is located 48 km north of Antigua, and is about two-thirds the size of Antigua.
The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are generally low lying limestone and coral islands, although Antigua does have a hilly region of volcanic origin in the southwest. The highest point in these hills rises to 402 m (1319 ft). The coastline of both islands is
characterised by numerous beaches, lagoons and natural harbours.
Antigua and Barbuda has a total land area of 440 sq km (170 sq miles) and had a population of 81,800 in 2011. The main ethnic groups are Black 91%, Mixed race 4%, White 1.7% and other 2.9%. The capital city, Saint John’s is on the island of Antigua.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Antigua and Barbuda.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Antigua and Barbuda civil aircraft use the registration sequence V2-AAA to V2-ZZZ. Prior to independence the Leeward and Windward Islands used the sequence VP-Lxx, 1929-1981. The first registration actually occurred in 1969.
All-time Antigua Barbuda – civil aircraft register (V2-aaa).
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Military Air Arms
Defence Aviation (Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force) – no aviation unit
Defence Aviation (Regional Security System)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation (Antigua and Barbuda Coast Guard) – no aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no helicopter rescue service
Police (Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda) – no aviation unit
To be added
None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable
None at present
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To be added.