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

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 46,600 (July 2007 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Caymanian(s)

Nationality (Adjective): Caymanian

Official Language(s): English

Major Languages Spoken: Creole, English

Map of Cayman Islands

Country Facts

Country Name (long form): none

Country Name (short form): Cayman Islands

Country Name (local long form): none

Country Name (local short form): none

Name of Capital: George Town (on Grand Cayman)

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Cayman Islands: Jamaica, Cuba

Land Area: 262 sq km

Comparative Area: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Coastline: 160 km

National Holiday: Constitution Day, first Monday in July

International Phone Code: -344

Currency Code: Caymanian dollar (KYD)

Internet Country Code: .ky

US Embassy Location: none (overseas territory of the UK)

US Embassy Mailing Address: none

 

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