Antigua and Barbuda Facts and Figures. BASIC FACTS Official name Capital Area Antigua and Barbuda Saint John's 442 sq km 171 sq mi PEOPLE Population 69,842 (2008 estimate) Population growth Population growth rate 0.51 percent (2008 estimate) Projected population in 2025 75,116 (2025 estimate) Projected population in 2050 69,259 (2050 estimate) Population density 158 persons per sq km (2008 estimate) 408 persons per sq mi (2008 estimate) Urban/rural distribution Share urban 38 percent (2005 estimate) Share rural 61 percent (2005 estimate) Largest cities, with population Saint John's 28,000 (2003 estimate) Ethnic groups Black African 96 percent European 3 percent Lebanese, Syrian, other 1 percent Languages English (official), local dialects Religious affiliations Anglican 33 percent Protestant 31 percent Roman Catholic 12 percent Nonreligious O ther 1 percent 23 percent HEALTH AND EDUCATION Life expectancy Total 72.7 years (2008 estimate) Female 75.2 years (2008 estimate) Male 70.3 years (2008 estimate) Infant mortality rate Population per physician Population per hospital bed 18 deaths per 1,000 live births (2008 estimate) 5,882 people (2004) 400 people (2003) Literacy rate Total 89 percent (1995) Female 88 percent (1995) Male 90 percent (1995) Education expenditure as a share of gross national product (GNP) Number of years of compulsory schooling Number of students per teacher, primary school 4 percent (2002-2003) 12 years (2002-2003) 19 students per teacher (1999-2000) GOVERNMENT Form of government Parliamentary democracy Voting qualifications Universal at age 18 Constitution Armed forces Total number of military personnel Military expenditures as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) 1 November 1981 170 (2004) 0.6 percent (2003) ECONOMY Gross domestic product (GDP, in U.S.$) $998 million (2006) GDP per capita (U.S.$) $11,868.10 (2006) GDP by economic sector Agriculture, forestry, fishing 3.7 percent (2004) I ndustry 20.3 percent (2004) Services 76 percent (2004) Employment Number of workers Workforce share of economic sector Agriculture, forestry, fishing Not available 4 percent (1991) I ndustry 19 percent (1991) Services 74 percent (1991) Unemployment rate 6 percent (1997) National budget (U.S.$) Total revenue Not available Total expenditure Not available Monetary unit 1 East Caribbean dollar (EC$), consisting of 100 cents Major trade partners for exports France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United States Major trade partners for imports France, Germany, United States, South Korea, Singapore ENERGY, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TRANSPORTATION Electricity production Electricity from thermal sources 100 percent (2003 estimate) Electricity from hydroelectric sources 0 percent (2003 estimate) Electricity from nuclear sources 0 percent (2003 estimate) Electricity from geothermal, solar, and wind sources 0 percent (2003 estimate) Number of radios per 1,000 people 542 (1997) Number of telephones per 1,000 people 467 (2004) Number of televisions per 1,000 people 527 (2000 estimate) Number of Internet hosts per 10,000 people Daily newspaper circulation per 1,000 people Number of motor vehicles per 1,000 people Paved road as a share of total roads 212 (2003) 90 (1996) Not available 33 percent (2002) SOURCES Basic Facts and People sections Area data are from the statistical bureaus of individual countries. Population, population growth rate, and population projections are from the United States Census Bureau, International Programs Center, International Data Base (IDB) (www.census.gov). Urban and rural population data are from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), FAOSTAT database (www.fao.org). Largest cities population data and political divisions data are from the statistical bureaus of individual countries. Ethnic divisions and religion data are largely from the latest Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook and from various country censuses and reports. Language data are largely from the Ethnologue, Languages of the World, Summer Institute of Linguistics International (www.sil.org). Health and Education section Life expectancy and infant mortality data are from the United States Census Bureau, International Programs Center, International database (IDB) (www.census.gov). Population per physician and population per hospital bed data are from the World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int). Education data are from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) database (www.unesco.org). Government section Government, independence, legislature, constitution, highest court, and voting qualifications data are largely from various government Web sites, the latest Europa World Yearbook, and the latest Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Factbook. The armed forces data is from Military Balance. Economy section Gross domestic product (GDP), GDP per capita, GDP by economic sectors, employment, and national budget data are from the World Bank database (www.worldbank.org). Monetary unit, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, exports, imports, and major trade partner information is from the statistical bureaus of individual countries, latest Europa World Yearbook, and various United Nations and International Monetary Fund (IMF) publications. Energy, Communication, and Transportation section Electricity information is from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) database (www.eia.doe.gov). Radio, telephone, television, and newspaper information is from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) database (www.unesco.org). Internet hosts, motor vehicles, and road data are from the World Bank database (www.worldbank.org). Note Figures may not total 100 percent due to rounding. Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2009. © 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.