World Atlas: Cayman Islands. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Cayman Islands.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Cayman Islands. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Cayman Islands. But let's start with the flag of Cayman Islands here:
Cayman Islands - Overview:
What you should know about Cayman Islands? Let's start with this: 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 of Cayman Islands
Where on the globe is Cayman Islands? The location of this country is Caribbean, three-island group (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) in Caribbean Sea, 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica. Total area of Cayman Islands is 264 sq km, of which 264 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs. The lowest point of Cayman Islands is Caribbean Sea 0 m, the highest point 1 km SW of The Bluff on Cayman Brac 50 m. And the climate is tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April).
Inhabitants of Cayman Islands
Let's take a look how many people live in Cayman Islands. The number is: 58,441. So not so many people live here. Who lives here? mixed 40%, white 20%, black 20%, expatriates of various ethnic groups 20%. What are the languages in Cayman Islands? English (official) 90.9%, Spanish 4%, Filipino 3.3%, other 1.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.). And the religions: Protestant 67.8% (includes Church of God 22.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 9.4%, Presbyterian/United Church 8.6%, Baptist 8.3%, Pentecostal 7.1%, non-denominational 5.3%, Anglican 4.1%, Wesleyan Holiness 2.4%), Roman Catholic 14.1%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other 7%, none 9.3%, unspecified 0.7% (2010 est.). How old are the people in average? 40 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: 81.3 years. Where the people live in Cayman Islands? Here: majority of the population resides on Grand Cayman. The major urban areas of Cayman Islands are: George TOWN (capital) 31,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Cayman Islands
The capital of Cayman Islands is George Town (on Grand Cayman) and the government type parliamentary democracy (Legislative Assembly); self-governing overseas territory of the UK. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - 6 districts; Bodden Town, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, East End, George Town, North Side, West Bay. Regarding the economy of Cayman Islands, important industrial products are tourism, banking, insurance and finance, construction, construction materials, furniture. Important agricultural products are vegetables, fruit; livestock; turtle farming. The most important export commodities are turtle products, manufactured consumer goods and the most important export partners are unknown. The most important import commodities are foodstuffs, manufactured goods, fuels and the most important import partners are unknown. How rich is Cayman Islands and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $43,800 (2004 est.). This means the people are rich on average here. 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: NA%.