Antigua & Barbuda


The national coat of arms

National Anthem

National Anthem:1. Fair Antigua, we salute thee!Proudly we this anthem raiseTo thy glory and thy beauty,Joyfully we sing the praiseOf the virtues, all bestowedOn thy sons and daughters free;Ever striving, ever seeking, Dwell in love and unity.2. Raise the standard! Raise it boldly!Answer now to duty's callTo the service of thy country,Sparing nothing, giving all;Gird your loins and join the battle'Gainst fear, hate and poverty,Each endeavoring, all achieving,Live in peace where man is free.3.God of nations, let Thy blessingsFall upon this land of ours;Rain and sunshine ever sending,Fill her fields with crops and flowers;We her children do implore Thee,Give us strength, faith, loyalty,Never failing, all enduringTo defend her liberty.

National Symbols

The national flag, the national anthem and the coat of arms

National Flora

Dagger Log's (Agave karatto Miller). Las flores amarillas alcanzan el tamaño de la gran roseta formada por la planta agave. Años atrás, las balsas para la pesca eran fabricadas del tallo de las flores, y el cebo para pescar era tomado de la blanca pulpa del interior del tallo.

National Tree

El Whitewood (Bucida buceras/font L), es un frondoso árbol ornamental de sombra con una gran cantidad de ramas horizontales, que forma parte de la familia de las Combretun y se relaciona con el mangle y el árbol de la almendra.

Este madero es pesado y duro, por lo que fue utilizado alguna vez para la construcción de grandes carruajes. Debido a su «corazón negro», el árbol fue conocido como «Negro Gregorio».

National Animal

It was the Codringtons’ idea in the early 1700s to bring in the European fallow on the island. This deer-family animal lives and mates happily on the Barbuda and Guana Islands. The fallow does not hail from any other eastern Caribbean island, and there’s the black fallow and the ordinary deer.

National Sports

Cricket is the national sport. Antigua and Barbuda boasts good technical level up to par with world-class teams. The cricket season kicks off in January all through May, with local teams and others from neighboring island nations playing against one another.