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Basic facts
The country 
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Capital: Road Town
Area: 153 sq km; 59 sq miles
Population: 20,812 (July 2001 estimate)


Exports: Rum, fresh fish, fruits, animals; gravel, sand

Industry: Tourism, light industry, construction, rum, concrete block, offshore financial centre

Agriculture: Fruits, vegetables; livestock, poultry; fish

Currency: United States dollar (US$)

Natural resources: 


The people

Ethnic: Black 90 per cent, white, Asian

Language: English (official)

Religion: Protestant 86 per cent (Methodist 45 per cent, Anglican 21 per cent, Church of God 7 per cent, Seventh-Day Adventist 5 per cent, Baptist 4 per cent, Jehovah's Witnesses 2 per cent, other 2 per cent), Roman Catholic 6 per cent, none 2 per cent, other 6 per cent (1981)


The history

Independence: None (overseas territory of the UK)

Government: None (overseas territory of the UK)

*Antigua and Barbuda
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*St Kitts and Nevis
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