Cayman Islands

British overseas territory in the Caribbean

The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean Sea. The territory is made up of three islands: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. Its capital, George Town, is on the main island (Grand Cayman).

Cayman Islands
Motto
"He hath founded it upon the sea"
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
National song: "Beloved Isle Cayman"
Location of  Cayman Islands  (circled in red)
Location of  Cayman Islands  (circled in red)
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
British control1670
Self-government4 July 1959
Separation from Jamaica6 August 1962
Current constitution6 November 2009
Capital
and largest city
George Town
19°20′N 81°24′W / 19.333°N 81.400°W / 19.333; -81.400
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
(2011)
40% Multiracial
20% Black
20% White
20% Other[1]
Demonym(s)Caymanian
GovernmentParliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor
Martyn Roper
• Premier
Wayne Panton
LegislatureParliament
Area
• Total
264 km2 (102 sq mi)
• Water (%)
1.6
Highest elevation
141 ft (43 m)
Population
• 2019 estimate
65,813[2] (206th)
• Density
244/km2 (632.0/sq mi) (59th)
GDP (PPP)2014[3] estimate
• Total
$2.507 billion[3]
• Per capita
$73,800 (2004 est.)[3]
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$4.571 billion [4][5] (160th)
• Per capita
$70,956 (2018 est.)[4][5] (7th)
HDI (2013)0.888
very high
CurrencyCayman Islands dollar (KYD)
Time zoneEST
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-345
UK postcode
KYx-xxxx
ISO 3166 codeKY
Internet TLD.ky

GovernmentEdit

The Cayman Islands are governed by the United Kingdom. The Queen chooses a Governor to represent the territory. The Governor can use his powers freely, but the Queen still has executive power.

TaxationEdit

There are no direct taxes that residents and companies have to pay. The government receives most income from indirect taxes. However, there are tourist taxes and airport taxes.

ClimateEdit

The Cayman Islands have a Tropical climate. The wet season runs from May to October, and the dry season runs from November to April.

TourismEdit

The Cayman Islands are a popular tourist spot because they have coral reefs. This is why many tourists travel on airplanes or on cruise ships to go snorkeling and scuba diving.

AirportsEdit

There are three airports in the Cayman Islands. The main one is Owen Roberts International Airport. It is located on Grand Cayman near George Town.

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Cayman Islands: Ethnic Groups". CIA. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  2. "2020 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS PREPARATIONS". Cayman Islands – The Economics & Statistics Office.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Central America :: Cayman Islands — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency". www.cia.gov. Retrieved 14 September 2019. Template:CIA World Factbook
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cayman Islands. Data.un.org. Retrieved on 28 December 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 [1] Retrieved on 28 December 2019.