Anguilla
in Caribbean
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - XCD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
110 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
AI
Internet top level domain:
.ai
Country phone prefix:
+1-264
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

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Anguilla with its capital The Valley is located in North America (Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 92 square kilometers (about one-half the size of Washington, DC) with a population of 17,087. English is the official language spoken by people in Anguilla. Thiscountry has no land-based border with any other country.

Anguilla is a small island nation in the Caribbean Sea, a few miles north of Saint Martin. It's a flat and low-lying island - with about 35 sq. miles, 16 miles long and 3 miles wide at the widest point. The highest point is Crocus Hill, at 65 meters. The island is made of limestone, providing many caves. Two of the most impressive being The Big Springs located in Island Harbour and The Fountain located in Shoal Bay. Anguilla also has many attractive coral reefs which provides habitats for a vast array of tropical fish and marine wildlife. This motivates individuals to take part in snorkeling.

Popular Destinations in Anguilla

Administrative regions of Anguilla

About the country

Website: Anguilla Tourism

P.O. Box 1388
The Valley
Anguilla

Phone: +1 264 497 2759
Fax: +1 264 497 2710
Mail: atbtour@anguillanet.com

The topography is flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone. The average density of population is about 188 per km². The climate in Anguilla can be described as tropical with moderated by northeast trade winds. Potential natural disasters are frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October).

To reach someone Anguilla dial +1-264 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".ai". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 110 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is XCD.

Blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Anguillan coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms depicts three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design on a white background with a turquoise-blue field below; the white in the background represents peace; the blue base symbolizes the surrounding sea, as well as faith, youth, and hope; the three dolphins stand for endurance, unity, and strength.

Flag of Anguilla

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. On 7 September 2017, the island suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, particularly to communications and residential and business infrastructure.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 222) 91sq km
Land (World Rank: 220) 91sq km
Comparative about one-half the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
61
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 225) 73m
Map reference
Central America and the Caribbean
Environment
Issues supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system
Hazzards frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)
Location
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Climate
tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds
Terrain
flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 217) 17,087
Deathrate (World Rank: 201) 0.46%
Birthrate (World Rank: 154) 1.25%
Growthrate (World Rank: 48) 1.97%
Migration rate (World Rank: 7) 1.17%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 162) 1.74%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 88) 32.90
Female (World Rank: 72) 36.70
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 216) 1,936
0 14 female (World Rank: 216) 1,859
15 24 male (World Rank: 218) 1,205
15 24 female (World Rank: 218) 1,200
25 54 male (World Rank: 217) 3,363
25 54 female (World Rank: 216) 4,124
55 64 male (World Rank: 216) 880
55 64 female (World Rank: 217) 1,010
65 x male (World Rank: 217) 750
65 x female (World Rank: 218) 760
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 206) 0.33%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 24) 82years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 24) 84years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 25) 79years
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 46) 97.90%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 115) 94.60%

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 144) 3% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 26) 1% of GDP
National symbol
dolphin
Adjective
Anguillan
Noun
Anguillan(s)
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. On 7 September 2017, the island suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Irma, particularly to communications and residential and business infrastructure.
Flag description
blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Anguillan coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms depicts three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design on a white background with a turquoise-blue field below; the white in the background represents peace; the blue base symbolizes the surrounding sea, as well as faith, youth, and hope; the three dolphins stand for endurance, unity, and strength

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 220) 175,400,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 212) -8.50%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 123) 12,200USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 163) 2.40%
Source industry (World Rank: 139) 21.30%
Source service (World Rank: 38) 76.30%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 216) 6,049
In poverty (World Rank: 83) 23.00%
Products
Industries
  • - boat building
  • - offshore financial services
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - cattle
  • - tobacco
  • - vegetables
Exports
  • - concrete blocks
  • - fish
  • - livestock
  • - lobster
  • - rum
  • - salt
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - foodstuffs
  • - fuels
  • - manufactures
  • - textiles
  • - trucks

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 199) 6,000
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 44) 37.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 21) 158.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 208) 13,665
Population (World Rank: 38) 81.60%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 197) 1.00
Airports unpaved (World Rank: 182) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 211) 175.00
Paved length (World Rank: 174) 82.00
Unpaved length (World Rank: 149) 93.00