Anguilla Terrain : flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone.
Resources : salt, fish, lobster.
Natural Hazards : frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October).
Population : 13,677 (July 2007 est.).
Quick Facts About Anguilla
14,764 (July 2010 est.)
0-14 years: 24.3% (male 1,839/female 1,745)
15-64 years: 68% (male 4,763/female 5,276)
65 years and over: 7.7% (male 551/female 590) (2010 est.)
Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%, other Protestant 30.2%, Roman Catholic 5.7%, other Christian 1.7%, other 5.2%, none or unspecified 4.3% (2001 census)
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Anguilla
name: The Valley
geographic coordinates: 18 13 N, 63 03 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
overseas territory of the UK
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.
Area – Comparative
about one-half the size of Washington, DC
total: 91 sq km
land: 91 sq km
water: 0 sq km
flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone
tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds
frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)