St Johns

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On the coast of a picturesque cove on the island of Antigua is the capital and important port of the country of Antigua and Barbuda, the city of Saint Johns. There is a passé-like climate here. In the coolest month the temperature drops to +25 degrees Celsius, and rises to +30 degrees in the hottest month. Beginning in May and ending in November, the capital city is in the grip of rain.

St. Johns is hit hard by torrential hurricanes. Because of the lack of rivers, there are many artesian reservoirs. In 1970, a warning station was built. The Red Cross Chapel plays an important role in the development of the city and the country as a whole.

Despite the sheer number of flora and fauna in the St. Johns Coast areas, there are a number of fish and fisheries that are abundant in the coastal waters.

The main representatives of the townspeople are descendants of African slaves, but the population of European slaves is represented in large numbers. Most people in St. Johns communicate in Argentinean Créléan, even though English is the official language. Religious beliefs divide citizens into Christians, Catholics, Methodists, Pentecostals and Adventists.

The founding of St. Johns dates back to 1632, the year after the establishment of the English rule on the island. The city began to develop in the mid-18th century. At that time, the local industry was based on the sugarcane industry. The large areas of the plantations were occupied by slaves from Africa, whose descendants now inhabit the island and the city. After the abolition of slavery in 1834, living conditions remained as they were today.

In the crisis of the last 30 years, the citys economy took a significant hit due to the decline in sugar. The city was part of the West Indian Federation from 1958 to 1962. For a short time it was in association with Great Britain. Following the formation of the independent and autonomous country of Antigua and Barbuda in November 1981, the city achieved city status as a capital city. St. Johns suffered a significant loss during Hurricane Luis in 1995. The citys main historic and architectural landmark, the St. Johns Cathedral with its baroque bell tower, was especially damaged. The structure was erected in 1854. At the entrance to the harbor is the ancient port of James. The Cœurth House, built in 1750, is home to the Antigua Museum. Among the popular beaches on the island, the most popular are Ranaway Bay and Dickens Bay.

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 30,000 people
  • GDP: $14,462 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V60Hz
  • Internet: 7 Mbps
  • Best wireless: FLOW
  • Tipping: Tipping in Antigua is discretionary and should reflect the service you have received, though a service charge of 10% is typically added to your bill in hotels and restaurants.
  • Apartment listings: Antiguanice
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best hospital: Mount St. Johns Medical Centre
  • Best short-haul air carrier: ABM Air
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2100
  • Monthly costs for family: $3800
  • Monthly costs for local: $1050
  • Meal: $9.5
  • Small Cola: $1.9
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.9
  • Coffee: $1.9

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