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The highest point on the Caribbean island-nation of Antigua will be renamed "Mount Obama."

The highest point on Antigua, formerly known as 'Boggy Peak,' has been renamed 'Mount Obama' in honor of the new President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Mount Obama is 1,300 feet above sea level and a popular hiking spot; it also is home to several TV towers, doubtless used by Antiguans and Barbudans to watch the coverage of Obama's inauguration.

The name change was initially announced after Obama's election victory in November; Baldwin Spencer, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, wrote to Obama saying that, "Your message of change will ignite hope and action in people of many countries who might still be passive in the face of inadequacies and injustice.

Prime Minister Spencer announced the change back in November, but it won't become official until August 4, the president's 48th birthday.

Seems a strange thing for a nation to honor a foreign leader with such an honor, but Obama's election must have been very meaningful for the 91% black nation.

And also, "Boggy Peak" sounds pretty awful.

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