RELIGION LIBRARY

Antigua and Barbuda

COUNTRY PROFILE

Map of Antigua and Barbuda

The country has an area of 170 square miles and a population of 86,000. According to the 2001 census, 74 percent of the population is Christian. The Anglican Church is the largest religious group, accounting for an estimated 26 percent of the population. The Methodist, Moravian, and Roman Catholic churches account for less than 10 percent each. The United Evangelical Association, an organization that includes most independent evangelical churches, claims an estimated 25 percent of the population, and Jehovah's Witnesses number more than 1,000 members. Non-Christians include an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Rastafarians, more than 200 Muslims, nearly 200 Hindus, and approximately 50 members of the Baha'i Faith.

Population Population (2009 est.) 85,632
Religious Demographics Anglican 25.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.3%, Pentacostal 10.6%, Maravian (Protestant) 10.5%, Roman Catholic 10.4%, Methodist 7.9%, Baptist 4.9%, Church of God 4.5%, other Christian 5.4%, other 2%, none or unspecified 5.8% (2001 census)
Ethnic Groups Ethnic Groups black 91%, mixed 4.4%, white 1.7%, other 2.9% (2001 census)
Languages Languages English (official), local dialects
Country Flag Flag of Antigua and Barbuda