Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands
"He hath founded it upon the sea"
Anthem: "God Save the King"
National song: "Beloved Isle Cayman"
Location of  Cayman Islands  (circled in red)
Location of  Cayman Islands  (circled in red)
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
British control1670
Self-government4 July 1959
Separation from Jamaica6 August 1962
Current constitution6 November 2009
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
40% Multiracial
20% Black
20% White
20% Other[1]
GovernmentParliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Charles III
• Governor
Martyn Roper
• Premier
Wayne Panton
• Total
264 km2 (102 sq mi)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
141 ft (43 m)
• 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
ISO 3166 codeKY

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).

Government[change | change source]

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

Taxation[change | change source]

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.

Climate[change | change source]

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

Tourism[change | change source]

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.

Airports[change | change source]

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 websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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". Retrieved 14 September 2019. Template:CIA World Factbook
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cayman Islands. Retrieved on 28 December 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 [1] Retrieved on 28 December 2019.