Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands. Although Christopher Columbus did land on the islands in 1493, Antigua and Barbuda have been British possessions since the 17th century. The consequence of European contact was the decimation of the native population. In 1981, Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the British Commonwealth.
Antigua and Barbuda in The Two GeorgesEdit