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About Antigua

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Antigua and Barbuda are located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Barbuda lies approximately 30 miles due north of Antigua. Antigua, measuring 108 sq. miles, is less mountainous than the other islands in the British West Indies, and consists of mainly limestone or coral rock, though there are some higher volcanic areas. This island offers a wonderful vista of rolling landscape, usually with a patch of sea at the end of it. Antigua possesses 83 miles of coastline and, in fact, boasts of having 365 beaches, one for each day of the year.

It was into English Harbour on the windward coast of Antigua that Admiral Nelson sailed when chasing the French, before he overtook them at the Battle of Trafalgar, and it was in Antigua that he refitted his fleet.

RBC Royal Bank of Canada first opened for business in Antigua on Long Street on March 15, 1915 in a two storey wooden building owned by the Harper family, proprietors of Harper's Drug Store, and moved to its own building on the corner of High and Market Streets after a few years.

Over the years, RBC Royal Bank of Canada introduced a number of innovations in the banking industry to Antigua. In 1987 RBC Royal Bank of Canada was the first Canadian bank in Antigua to automate many of its services and operations. There has been steady economic improvement in Antigua over the past several years, thanks mainly to the growing tourism industry, and RBC Royal Bank of Canada supports this growth by providing banking services to many of the island's tourism ancillary businesses.

RBC Royal Bank of Canada has one branch and two machines - a RoyalTouch™ Automated Banking Machine and a Cash Counter.

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