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   Cayman Islands

Introduction:
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, but when the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.


Official name: Cayman Islands
Capital: name: George Town (on Grand Cayman)
geographic coordinates: 19 18 N, 81 23 W
time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Government type: British crown colony
Population: 46,600
note: most of the population lives on Grand Cayman (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English
Official Currency: Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD)
Currency code: KYD
Area: total: 262 sq km
land: 262 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)


Map of Cayman Islands
map of Cayman Islands


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