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Capital: St. John's
Climate: Temperatures generally range from the mid-seventies in the winter to the mid-eighties in the summer. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches, making it the one of sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands, and the northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September. Low humidity year-round. Antigua and Barbuda are in a hurricane zone, with the storm season June 1 to November 30.
Weather forecast for St. John's, Antigua.
Coordinates: 17 03 N, 61 48 W.
Currency: Official currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar which is fixed to the US dollar. US currency and major credit cards are welcome everywhere.
Economy: Tourism is the main driver of the economy, accounting for more than half of GDP.
Electricity: 110 volts in some hotels and 220 volts everywhere else.
Official Language: English.
Political Status: Constitutional monarchy with UK-style parliament.
Population: 89,985 (2013)
Time: Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and the same as Eastern Daylight Time. GMT -4.