Anguilla

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Anguilla
Overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Motto: "Strength and Endurance"
Anthem: 
Capital The Valley
Official languages English
Ethnic groups ([1])
Demonym Anguillian
Government British overseas territoryb
 -  Monarch Elizabeth II
 -  Governor William Alistair Harrison
 -  Deputy Governor Stanley Reid
 -  Chief Minister Hubert Hughes
 -  Responsible Ministerc (UK) Mark Simmonds MP
Establishment
 -  Overseas territory 1980 
Area
 -  Total 91 km2 (220th)
35 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) negligible
Population
 -  2006 estimate 13,600[2] (215th)
 -  Density 132/km2 (n/a)
342/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2004 estimate
 -  Total $108.9 million
 -  Per capita $8,800
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC-4)
Drives on the left
Calling code +1-264
Internet TLD .ai
a. "National Song of Anguilla". Official Website of the Government of Anguilla. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. http://www.gov.ai/national_song.php. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
b. More specifically, a parliamentary democratic dependency under a constitutional monarchy.
c. For the Overseas Territories.

Anguilla is a group of five islands in the Caribbean Sea. The islands are ruled by Great Britain.

Anguilla was once part of what is now Saint Kitts and Nevis, but broke away in 1980. Anguilla wanted to still be a part of Great Britain, and Saint Kitts and Nevis wanted to be independent.

It is named after the Spanish word for "eel", because it has such a shape.

Politics[change | edit source]

The queen of the United Kingdom is the ruler of Anguilla, but she works through a governor. She names, or appoints the governor, and he is just working there in her place. The legislature is elected by the people, has 11 members, and is called the House of Assembly.

Economy[change | edit source]

Anguilla gets most of its money from fishing and tourism.

Culture[change | edit source]

Most people in Anguilla are Protestants, and speak English.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Anguilla World Fact Book
  2. Country Profile: Anguilla, Travel & Living Abroad, Foreign & Commonwealth Office