Anguilla

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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.).

Factbook

Quick Facts About Anguilla

Population

14,764 (July 2010 est.)

Age Structure

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.)

Religions

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)

Languages

English (official)

Internet Users

4,500 (2008)

Country Name

conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Anguilla

Government Type

NA

Capital

name: The Valley
geographic coordinates: 18 13 N, 63 03 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Military Branches

*

Dependency Status

overseas territory of the UK

Background

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

Area

total: 91 sq km
land: 91 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Terrain

flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

Climate

tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

Natural Hazards

frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)