|Elevation||402 m (1,319 ft)|
|Prominence||402 m (1,319 ft)|
|Listing||Country high point|
|Antigua and Barbuda|
Mount Obama (known as Boggy Peak until August 4, 2009) is the highest point in the nation of Antigua and Barbuda and on the island of Antigua. It lies in the far southwest of the island at , and rises to a height of 402 metres (1,319 ft) and is named after Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.
The highest point of the southwestern Shekerley Mountains, it is here that runaway slaves congregated while hiding in the forest. In 1687, 27 runaways were known to be encamped in a palisaded ‘maroon’ camp at the peak, then known as Boggy Peak. There had been a revolt of slaves, hunted down and taken dead or alive. The militia stormed the camp and the leaders were burned in the following year.
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- "Mount Obama" on Peakbagger Retrieved 2011-09-29.
- "NGA GEOnet Names Server". National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2008-07-07. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- Kentish, Anika (2009-08-09). "Mount Obama: Antigua Renames Its Highest Peak". Huffington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved 2011-03-09.
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