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Religion in Antigua and Barbuda


Antigua and Barbuda had an average population density of 217 residents per km 2 in 2019, but 93 percent of the population lives on the island of Antigua. The country has low natural population growth, mainly as a result of migration surpluses.

Religions of Antigua and Barbuda

In 2019, 25 percent of the population lived in cities, of which the capital Saint John's (22,200, 2012) is the dominant one.


According to Countryaah data, English is the official language. As a spoken language, a variation of Caribbean Creole English is used.

Antigua and Barbuda Population


During the Danish colonial period after 1732, there was an evangelical influence. Today, many Protestant groups are active, including Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists and Anglicans. 10.4% are Catholics, who belong to a foundation founded in 1981. In recent years there has been a strong growth of evangelical and charismatic movements. Ecumenical collaboration takes place in the Caribbean Council of Churches between mainly Methodists, Presbyterians, Anglicans and Catholics. Ecumenism focuses mostly on social work in the fight against poverty.

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