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Barbuda is an island in the Caribbean, part of Antigua and Barbuda. It has a population of about 1,500, most of whom live in the town of Codrington . The Siboney were the first to inhabit the island of Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak and Carib Indians populated the island when Columbus landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early settlements by the Spanish and French were succeeded by the English who formed a colony in 1667.
The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.
It is currently home to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, which is located in its Codrington Lagoon .
It is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. To the south are the islands of Montserrat and Guadaloupe, and to the north and west are Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Barts , and St. Martin.
Land area: 171 sq. mi. (440 sq. km) Capital and largest city (1991): Codrington (capital of Barbuda), est. pop. 1,000 Climate: tropical marine ; little seasonal temperature variation. Terrain: mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands , with some higher volcanic areas. Elevation extremes: Lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m. Highest point: Boggy Peak 402 m.
You can find a map of Barbuda at Caribbean-On-Line.com
In January and February, the coolest months, the wiktionary:average daily high temperature is 81°F (27°C). In July and August, the warmest months, the average daily high is 86°F (30°C). Monthly Averages are as follows: Jan 22.3 28.2 56.9 10.0 Feb 22.1 28.3 37.6 8.0 Mar 22.5 28.6 46.7 8.0 Apr 23.3 29.2 67.6 9.0 May 24.3 29.8 112.5 10.0 Jun 25.3 30.5 49.5 8.0 Jul 25.4 30.7 86.6 11.0 Aug 25.4 30.9 100.6 13.0 Sep 24.8 30.7 140.5 11.0 Oct 24.3 30.4 130.8 13.0 Nov 23.7 29.5 134.9 13.0 Dec 22.8 28.6 87.4 13.0
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