FIPS PUB 10-4 Change Notice 13 was issued on 2008-02-04. A code has been created for Redonda, formerly unnoted by the standard. It has been added to the table.
ISO/DIS 3166-2 (draft international standard), in 1996, was the earliest version of 3166-2. For Antigua, it showed seven parishes with their codes. The official standard was published on 1998-12-15. It mentions that there are seven parishes, but declines to specify names or codes. It says that these divisions are "not relevant". It was updated by Newsletter I-8, published on 2007-04-17, containing new ISO parish codes for Antigua and Barbuda, as shown in the table below. This version used the name "Saint John's" instead of "Saint John". The next update, in Newsletter II-2 (dated 2010-06-30), assigned an ISO code to Redonda. On 2014-10-29, ISO corrected the spelling of Saint John.
|Short name||ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA|
At the beginning of the 20th century, Antigua was one of five presidencies of the Leeward Islands, a British colony. On 1956-06-30, each presidency became a separate colony. On 1981-11-01, Antigua was granted full independence, and renamed Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua was named by Columbus after Santa Maria la Antigua, a chapel in Seville (Spanish antigua: ancient).
Antigua and Barbuda is divided into six parishes and two dependencies.
|Saint John||49,225||74||29||Saint John's|
|Saint Paul||7,979||48||19||Nelson's Dockyard|
Antigua Island, and several closely adjacent islands such as Guana Island and Long Island, are partitioned by the six parishes. Barbuda Island, with its adjacent islets, forms the dependency of Barbuda. Redonda Island forms another dependency. Redonda is actually nearer to Montserrat than to Antigua.
Some sources show the saints' names in the possessive, e.g. Saint George's parish. All international sources agree that Saint Philip has one 'l', but some Antigua government documents use two 'l's.
Notes: 1960 data are de facto population. 1970 data are calculated from sampling. 1991 data are generated resident population.
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