- St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
official_name = St. John's
image_caption = Newgate Street in St. John's
map_caption = Location of St. John's in Antigua and Barbuda
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subdivision_type = Country
Antigua and Barbuda
subdivision_type1 = Island
established_title = Colonised
established_date = 1632
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 10
area_total_sq_mi = 4
population_as_of = 2005
population_total = 31000
population_density_km2 = 3100
timezone = AST
utc_offset = -4
latd=17 |latm=07 |lats= |latNS=N
longd=61 |longm=51 |longs= |longEW=W
blank_name =Emergency Numbers
blank_info =Police/Ambulance: 911Fire: 462 0044Air/Sea Rescuse: 462 3062Police HQ: 462 0125
St John's is the
capitaland largest city of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, a country located in the West Indiesin the Caribbean Sea. St John's is located at coord|17|7|N|61|51|W|display=inline,title. With a population of 24,226 (2000), St John's is the commercial centre of the nation and the chief port of the island of Antigua.
The settlement of St John's has been the administrative centre of Antigua and Barbuda since the islands were first colonised in
1632, and it became the seat of government when the nation achieved independence in 1981.
climate chart|St. John's
On Friday and Saturday mornings, there is a farmers' market on the southern edge of the city, with folk crafts, colorful tropical fruits, and a buzzing crowd. With its recently completed cruise ship dock, shopping centre, Heritage Quay and several hotels, St. John's is a lively hub for shopping and dining. There are many different stores, some are for local people, some sell expensive items which are for the tourists from cruise ships.
The Antigua Rum Distillery is located at the Citadel and is the only rum distillery on the island. Annual production yields more than 180,000 gallons bottled.
Several museums, including the
Museum of Antigua and Barbudaand the Museum of Marine Art, a small facility containing fossilized bedrock, volcanic stones, petrified wood, a collection of more than 10,000 shells, and artifacts from several English shipwrecks.
Just east of St. John's is the
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, a multi-use stadium in North Sound, that was created mostly for cricket matches, and has hosted the matches during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua and Barbuda's national stadium, is located in St. John's.
The city's skyline is dominated by the white
baroquetowers of St. John's Cathedral.
The Botanical Garden is near the intersection of Factory Road and Independence Avenue. This small park's shaded benches and gazebo provide a quiet refuge from the bustle of activity of St.John's.
St. John's Antigua Light is a
lighthouselocated in the city's the harbor (coord|17.1343|-61.9263).
Fort James stands at the entrance to the St. John's harbor. Other nearby forts include Fort George, Fort Charles, Fort Shirley, Fort Berkeley and Fort Barrington.
St John's is served by the
VC Bird International Airport.
St. John's is home to a medical school called American University of Antigua.
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* [http://www.paradise-islands.org/antigua/st-johns-map.htm Street Map of St John's Antigua] From Paradise Islands (non commercial site)
* [http://www.caribbean-on-line.com/islands/ab/sjmap.shtml Map of St. John's] at Caribbean-On-Line.com
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