World Atlas: Anguilla. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Anguilla.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Anguilla. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Anguilla. But let's start with the flag of Anguilla here:
Anguilla - Overview:
What you should know about Anguilla? Let's start with this: 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 of Anguilla
Where on the globe is Anguilla? The location of this country is Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. Total area of Anguilla is 91 sq km, of which 91 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone. The lowest point of Anguilla is Caribbean Sea 0 m, the highest point Crocus Hill 73 m. And the climate is tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds.
Inhabitants of Anguilla
Let's take a look how many people live in Anguilla. The number is: 17,087 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? African/black 85.3%, hispanic 4.9%, mixed 3.8%, white 3.2%, East Indian/Indian 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.3% (2011 est.). What are the languages in Anguilla? English (official). And the religions: Protestant 73.2% (includes Anglican 22.7%, Methodist 19.4%, Pentecostal 10.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.3%, Baptist 7.1%, Church of God 4.9%, Presbytarian 0.2%, Brethren 0.1%), Roman Catholic 6.8%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 10.9%, other 3.2%, unspecified 0.3%, none 4.5% (2011 est.). How old are the people in average? 34.8 years. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: 81.5 years. Where the people live in Anguilla? Here: most of the population is concentrated in The Valley in the center of the island; settlmement is fairly uniform in the southwest, but rather sparce in the northeast. The major urban areas of Anguilla are: THE Valley (capital) 1,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Anguilla
The capital of Anguilla is The Valley and the government type parliamentary democracy (House of Assembly); self-governing overseas territory of the UK. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - none (overseas territory of the UK). Regarding the economy of Anguilla, important industrial products are tourism, boat building, offshore financial services. Important agricultural products are small quantities of tobacco, vegetables; cattle raising. The most important export commodities are lobster, fish, livestock, salt, concrete blocks, rum and the most important export partners are unknown. The most important import commodities are fuels, foodstuffs, manufactures, chemicals, trucks, textiles and the most important import partners are unknown. How rich is Anguilla and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $12,200 (2008 est.). This is quite good. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: 23% (2002 est.).