The island of Anguilla is a dependency of the United Kingdom located in the Caribbean, in the Lesser Antilles, north of the island of Saint Martin. The state of Anguilla is formed from the main island of Anguilla (91 sq km), from the island of Sombrero (0.38 sq km) and other small islets (Prickly Pear Cays, Dog , Scrub, Seal) .
Anguilla is a low coral island full of beaches, the capital, The Valley, is located near the northern coast of the island, the island’s highest point is the Crocus Hill (65 meters). The island’s economy is based on agriculture (sweet potatoes, corn, pineapple, cotton), fishing (lobster), financial assets and tourism.
About 90 % of the island’s inhabitants are blacks, descendants of slaves arrived from Africa, live on the island also small groups of Europeans and mulattoes. The religion professed by the vast majority of the population is Christian, and between these the Anglican church is the most followed. English is the language spoken by the population, even though the island has developed a particular spoken dialect of English that is called locally or anguillans.
The island of Anguilla is formed by a series of bays dotted with beautiful beaches with fine white sand lapped by a sea with indescribable colors. Thanks to the beauty of its beaches, the island of Anguilla is one of the most sought after destination in the Caribbean, there are many American and European tourists who spend their vacation or their honeymoon on the island.
- Area: 102 sqkm.
- Population: 13,500 (2006 data) (Africans 90%, Mulattos (descendants of European and African) 5%, Europeans 4%).
- State Capital: The Valley.
- Language: Official language is English.
- Religion: Christian 95% (Anglican 30%, Methodist 24%, Adventist 8%, Pentecostal 8%, Church of God 8%, Baptist 7%, Catholic 6%).
- Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
- Time: UTC -4 hours.
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