Cayman Islands
in Caribbean
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - KYD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
KY
Internet top level domain:
.ky
Country phone prefix:
+1-345
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands with its capital George Town is located in North America (Caribbean, three-island group (Grand Cayman). It covers some 265 square kilometers (1.5 times the size of Washington, DC) with a population of 58,441. English is the official language spoken by people in Cayman Islands. Thiscountry has no land-based border with any other country.

Cayman Islands are an island group in the Caribbean Sea, ninety miles south of Cuba. The outstanding coral reefs and outstandingly clear waters have made this island group a favorite destination of divers. Great beaches and fine restaurants and resorts make it an excellent tourist destination as well.

Popular Destinations in Cayman Islands

Administrative regions of Cayman Islands

About the country

Website: Cayman Islands Tourism

The Pavilion, Cricket Square, Elgin Avenue
P.O. Box 67
George Town, Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands

Phone: +1 345 949 0623
Fax: +1 345 949 4053

The topography is low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs. The average density of population is about 221 per km². The climate in Cayman Islands can be described as tropical marine with warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April). Potential natural disasters are hurricanes (July to November).

To reach someone Cayman Islands dial +1-345 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".ky". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is KYD.

A blue field with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms includes a crest with a pineapple, representing the connection with Jamaica, and a turtle, representing Cayman's seafaring tradition, above a shield bearing a golden lion, symbolizing Great Britain, below which are three green stars (representing the three islands) surmounting white and blue wavy lines representing the sea and a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS.

Flag of Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency. The territory has transformed itself into a significant offshore financial center.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 208) 264sq km
Land (World Rank: 205) 264sq km
Forest (World Rank: 138) 8.30%
Comparative 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
160
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 239) 1m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 189) 11.20%
Arable (World Rank: 202) 0.80%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 89) 2.10%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 138) 8.30%
Map reference
Central America and the Caribbean
Environment
Issues
  • - drinking water supplies are met by reverse osmosis desalination plants
  • - no natural freshwater resources
Hazzards hurricanes (July to November)
Location
Caribbean, three-island group (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) in Caribbean Sea, 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica
Climate
tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)
Terrain
low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 203) 58,441
Deathrate (World Rank: 172) 0.58%
Birthrate (World Rank: 165) 1.20%
Growthrate (World Rank: 45) 2.01%
Migration rate (World Rank: 4) 1.38%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 143) 1.85%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 45) 39.30
Female (World Rank: 53) 40.70
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 207) 5,298
0 14 female (World Rank: 207) 5,224
15 24 male (World Rank: 209) 3,601
15 24 female (World Rank: 207) 3,654
25 54 male (World Rank: 205) 12,123
25 54 female (World Rank: 204) 12,727
55 64 male (World Rank: 198) 4,030
55 64 female (World Rank: 196) 4,427
65 x male (World Rank: 198) 3,425
65 x female (World Rank: 200) 3,932
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 165) 0.59%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 29) 81years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 27) 84years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 30) 79years
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 71) 95.60%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 91) 97.40%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 160) 624,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 167) 587,000,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 4) 100.00%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 177) 4,000bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 169) 3,984bbl / day
Carbon footprint
500000

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 190) 2,507,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 147) 1.70%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 36) 43,800USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 212) 0.30%
Source industry (World Rank: 211) 7.50%
Source service (World Rank: 6) 91.40%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 196) 39,000
Products
Industries
  • - banking
  • - construction
  • - construction materials
  • - finance
  • - furniture
  • - insurance
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - fruit
  • - livestock
  • - turtle farming
  • - vegetables
Exports
  • - manufactured consumer goods
  • - turtle products
Imports
  • - foodstuffs
  • - fuels
  • - manufactured goods

Nation

Budget
Surplus (World Rank: 7) 5% of GDP
National symbol
green sea turtle
Adjective
Caymanian
Noun
Caymanian(s)
Background
The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency. The territory has transformed itself into a significant offshore financial center.
Flag description
a blue field with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms includes a crest with a pineapple, representing the connection with Jamaica, and a turtle, representing Cayman's seafaring tradition, above a shield bearing a golden lion, symbolizing Great Britain, below which are three green stars (representing the three islands) surmounting white and blue wavy lines representing the sea and a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 164) 34,116
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 8) 60.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 14) 167.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 194) 45,242
Population (World Rank: 49) 79.00%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 166) 3.00
Airports unpaved (World Rank: 190) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 190) 785
Paved length (World Rank: 149) 785