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Antigua and Barbuda

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Country NameAntigua and Barbuda
Year Founded1981
CapitalSt John's
ContinentNorth America

Brief History: The island of Antigua was explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for the Church of Santa MarĂ­a La Antigua. Antigua was colonized by Britain in 1632; Barbuda island was first colonized in 1678. Antigua and Barbuda joined the West Indies Federation in 1958. With the breakup of the federation, it became one of the West Indies Associated States in 1967. Following by self-governing on its internal affairs, independence was granted from United Kingdom on 1 November 1981.
Item created by: Powderman on 2019-10-23 15:20:39. Last edited by Powderman on 2021-02-15 15:19:27

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