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The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the islands.
Its governance, language, and culture have all been strongly influenced by the British Empire, of which the country was formerly a part, gaining sovereignty on 1 November 1981.
It remains a member of the Commonwealth and Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state.
Carbon dating has established the earliest settlements started around 3100 BC.
-dǝ) is a sovereign state in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guiana, Long, Maiden and York Islands and further south, the island of Redonda).
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Caribs' superior weapons and seafaring prowess allowed them to defeat most of the West Indian Arawak nations, enslaving some and possibly cannibalising others.
The Catholic Encyclopedia makes it clear that the European invaders had difficulty differentiating between the various groups of the native peoples they encountered.
With some 365 beaches of clean turquoise waters, the lush tropical islands of Antigua and Barbuda are an inviting paradise and considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.The indigenous West Indians made excellent seagoing vessels which they used to sail around on the Atlantic and the Caribbean.As a result, Caribs and Arawaks were able to colonise much of South America and the Caribbean Islands.The English settled on Antigua in 1632; Christopher Codrington settled on Barbuda in 1684.Slavery, established to run sugar plantations around 1684, was abolished in 1834.