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Barbuda

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Barbuda is an island in the Caribbean, part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. It has a population of about 1,500, most of whom live in the town of Codrington. Barbuda is located north of Antigua.

Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts, and St. Martin.

The Siboney were the first to inhabit the island of Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak and Carib Indians populated the island when Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667.

The islands became an independent state in 1981. They remain members of the British Commonwealth. Barbuda is currently home to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, which is located in its Codrington Lagoon.

Geography

  • Land area: 171 sq. mi. (440 sq. km)
  • Capital and largest city (1991): Codrington (capital of Barbuda), est. pop. 1,000
  • Climate: tropical marine; little seasonal temperature variation.
  • Terrain: mostly coral limestone islands
  • Elevation extremes:

You can find a map of Barbuda (http://www.caribbean-on-line.com/islands/ab/bbmap.shtml) at Caribbean-On-Line.com

Climate

In January and February, the coolest months, the average daily high temperature is 81F (27C). In July and August, the warmest months, the average daily high is 86F (30C). Monthly Averages are as follows:

Jan  	22.3  	28.2  	56.9  	10.0
Feb 	22.1 	28.3 	37.6 	8.0
Mar 	22.5 	28.6 	46.7 	8.0
Apr 	23.3 	29.2 	67.6 	9.0
May 	24.3 	29.8 	112.5 	10.0
Jun 	25.3 	30.5 	49.5 	8.0
Jul 	25.4 	30.7 	86.6 	11.0
Aug 	25.4 	30.9 	100.6 	13.0
Sep 	24.8 	30.7 	140.5 	11.0
Oct 	24.3 	30.4 	130.8 	13.0
Nov 	23.7 	29.5 	134.9 	13.0
Dec 	22.8 	28.6 	87.4 	13.0de:Barbuda

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