St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

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St John's is the capital and largest city of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, a country located in the West Indies in 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.


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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 Barbuda and 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 baroque towers 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 lighthouse located 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.

External links

*wikitravel|Saint John's|St. John's
* [ Street Map of St John's Antigua] From Paradise Islands (non commercial site)
* [ Map of St. John's] at

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