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Anguilla Overview
Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency, along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980, with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

Anguilla Economy
Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. Increased activity in the tourism industry, which has spurred the growth of the construction sector, has contributed to economic growth. Anguillan officials have put substantial effort into developing the offshore financial sector, which is small, but growing. In the medium term, prospects for the economy will depend largely on the tourism sector and, therefore, on revived income growth in the industrialized nations as well as on favorable weather conditions.

Anguilla Location
Anguilla is located in Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

Anguilla is located in Caribbean

Anguilla Population
Anguilla has population of 13,477 (July 2006 est.)

Anguilla Climate
Anguilla has tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

Anguilla Terrain
flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone

Anguilla Natural Resources
salt, fish, lobster

Ethnic Groups in Anguilla
Anguilla has the following ethnic groups - black (predominant) 90.1%, mixed, mulatto 4.6%, white 3.7%, other 1.5% (2001 Census)

Anguilla Religions
Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%, other Protestant 30.2%, Roman Catholic 5.7%, other Christian 1.7%, other 5.2%, none or unspecified 4.3% (2001 Census)

Anguilla Languages
English (official)

Anguilla Capital
Anguilla capital is The Valley

Anguilla Currency
Anguilla currency is East Caribbean dollar

Map of Anguilla