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Antigua is an island in the West Indies, Leeward Islands in the Caribbean region,
the main island of the country of Antigua and Barbuda.
It is also known as Wadadli, which means approximately "our own".
The island's circumference is roughly 87 kilometres (54 miles) and its area 281 km² (108 square miles).
Its population is about 69,000 as of July 2006.
It is the largest of the Leeward Islands, and the most developed and prosperous due
to its upscale tourism industry, offshore banking, internet gambling services and education services,
including two medical schools.
Over 31,000 people live in the capital of St. John's, at 17° 6' N. and 61° 45' W.
The capital is situated in the northwest, near to VC Bird International Airport,
and has a deep harbour which is able to accommodate large cruise ships.
Other leading population settlements are All Saints (3,412) and Liberta (2,239), according to the 2001 census.
English Harbour on the southeastern coast is famed as a "hurricane hole"
(protected shelter during violent storms) and is the site of a restored British
colonial naval station called "Nelson's Dockyard".
Nelson was at the time a Captain and in correspondence made it clear he would
prefer not to be there, but rather facing the French.
Today English Harbour and the neighbouring village of Falmouth are an internationally
famous yachting and sailing destination and provisioning centre.
At the end of April and beginning of May Antigua Sailing Week, an annual world-class regatta
started in 1967, brings many sailing vessels and sailors to the island to race and socialize.
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