Anguilla

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Anguilla
Overseas territory of the United Kingdom

Flag of Anguilla
Flag
Coat of arms of Anguilla
Coat of arms
Motto: "Strength and Endurance"
Anthem: 
Location of Anguilla
Location of Anguilla
Capital The Valley
Official languages English
Ethnic groups ([1])
Demonym Anguillian
Government British overseas territoryb
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
William Alistair Harrison
• Deputy Governor
Stanley Reid
Hubert Hughes
• Responsible Ministerc (UK)
Mark Simmonds MP
Establishment
1980
Area
• Total
91 km2 (35 sq mi) (220th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2006 estimate
13,600[2] (215th)
• Density
132/km2 (341.9/sq mi) (n/a)
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
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. More specifically, a parliamentary democratic dependency under a constitutional monarchy.
  3. 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 | 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. Anguilla World Fact Book
  2. Country Profile: Anguilla, Travel & Living Abroad, Foreign & Commonwealth Office