Anguilla

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Anguilla
Motto: "Unity, Strength and Endurance"
Anthem: 
Location of  Anguilla  (circled in red)
Location of  Anguilla  (circled in red)
Location of Anguilla
Status British Overseas Territory
Capital
and largest city
The Valley
Official languages English
Ethnic groups ([1])
Religion 90.3 % Christian
9.7 % Others
Demonym Anguillian
Government Parliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Tim Foy
• Deputy Governor
Perin A. Bradley
Victor Banks
• Responsible Ministerb (UK)
Alan Duncan MP
Legislature House of Assembly
Establishment
1980
Area
• Total
91 km2 (35 sq mi) (unranked)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
14,764[2]
• 2011 census
13,452
• Density
132/km2 (341.9/sq mi) (n/a)
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
• Total
$311 million[3]
• Per capita
$29,493.3
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC-4)
Drives on the left
Calling code +1-264
ISO 3166 code AI
Internet TLD .ai
  1. "National Song of Anguilla". Official Website of the Government of Anguilla. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  2. For the Overseas Territories.

    UK Postcode: AI-2640

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 | change 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 | change source]

Anguilla gets most of its money from fishing and tourism.

Culture[change | change source]

Most people in Anguilla are Protestants, and speak English.

References[change | change source]

  1. The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/av.html.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". ESA.UN.org (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  3. "UN Data". Retrieved 7 January 2017.