ANGUILLA

Information about travelling to Anguilla

Anguilla is located in Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

Facts about Anguilla
Population14,108 (July 2008 est.)
CapitalThe Valley
Time zoneUTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Location Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

General info about Anguilla
Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency, along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980, with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.
Languages spoken
English (official)
What about drugs?
transshipment point for South American narcotics destined for the US and Europe
Ethnic division
black (predominant) 90.1%, mixed, mulatto 4.6%, white 3.7%, other 1.5% (2001 census)
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
NA
Climate
tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds
Resources
salt, fish, lobster
Economy
Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. Increased activity in the tourism industry has spurred the growth of the construction sector, contributing to economic growth. Anguillan officials have put substantial effort into developing the offshore financial sector, which is small, but growing. In the medium term, prospects for the economy will depend largely on the tourism sector and, therefore, on revived income growth in the industrialized nations as well as on favorable weather conditions.
Environment
supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system

Cities in Anguilla

the valley    



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