The island of Antigua (2)#

The island of Antigua (2)
Image courtesy of NASA., under PD
A closer view of the island of Antigua shows severely eroded volcanic remnants along its forested southwestern quadrant. Although Antigua receives approximately 100 cm (40 in) of precipitation annually, wide fluctuations in rainfall amounts occasionally create serious water shortages, especially for the agricultural industry.

St. Johns, the countrys capital, is located along the northwest coast, adjacent to one of the islands many natural harbors. More than half of the countrys population lives in the St. Johns area.