Flag of Antigua and Barbuda pupuler as of 27 February 1967 and designed by Reginald Samuels, a school teacher. The image of the Sun on the flag symbolizes the beginning of renewal. Black symbolizes the people the majority of the descendants of Africans, the blue color means the color red symbolizes hope and energy. The color of yellow, blue and white reflect symbolizes the Sun, sea and beach.
History at a glance
Indian nation pre-ceramics is the nation that first inhabited the island of Antigua, and Barbuda in 2400 BC. next dab the Arawakan Indian tribes inhabiting the island Carib. Previously, the island of Antigua Wadadli called by the natives.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island on a journey both years 1493, and give the name of the island be Antigua. The early settlement was started by Spain, France and the United Kingdom were replaced by forming colonies in 1667 by moving slaves Catholic Ireland to Antigua. Slavery time used to plant sugar in Antigua, and was abolished in 1834.
The State of Antigua and Barbuda becomes independent under the Commonwealth of Nations on November 1, 1981, with the first named Prime Minister Vere Bird.
In 2016, a few things to know about the State of Antigua and Barbuda is as follows:
- Capital: Saint John's
- Government: constitutional monarchy
- The Queen: Elizabeth II
- Governor General: Sir Rodney Williams
- Prime Minister: Gaston Browne
- Area: 440 km2
- Currency: East Caribbean Dollar
- Phone code: + 1-268