Cayman Islands is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a population of 52,560, making
it the 207th largest national population. Its capital and largest city George Town with a total population of 27,704. The
country encompasses 262 square kilometers making it the 205th largest country in total area. Its three islands are
bounded by the Caribbean Sea.
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity
and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor Duncan Taylor and Deputy Governor
Franz Manderson. Premier McKeeva Bush is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy Premier
Juliana O'Connor Connelly, achieves that status following legislative elections, when the leader of the majority party or
coalition is appointed by the governor as Leader of Government Business. Its form of government is a British Crown
Colony and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 6 November 2009.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are English. It counts among its major religions United Church,
Anglican, Baptist, Church of God, other Protestant and Roman Catholic. As sources of mass communication it has 1
AM, 4 FM and 4 Television stations.
Major geographical features are The Bluff on Cayman Brac Island, its highest point at 43 meters and the Caribbean
Sea, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Caribbean Sea, which measures 160 kilometers of Coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, banking, insurance and
finance, construction, construction materials and furniture. Its official currency is the Caymanian Dollar.
Here’s something you may not know about Cayman Islands. The name ‘Cayman’ is derived from the Carib word for
crocodile and appeared in the log of Sir Francis Drake
|Grand Cayman Blow
Hole on the
|Eagle Ray off Little
capital and largest city
|Ridley Sea Turtles
-they are an
endangered species at
Turtle Park- Cayman
Gnome on Ship Wreck
|Sunset over Caribbean
Sea- Cayman islands'
|The Bluff on Cayman
Brac- Cayman Islands
|Welcome to Hell... a
real place on Grand
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People Living with HIV/AIDS:
|Pirate's Cave in
|Conch Stew- a
|Miss Cayman Islands
in national dress
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|North West Point on
Grand Cayman- the
westernmost point of
the Cayman Islands