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Cayman Islands

Parliamentary democracy (self-governing territory of the UK)
Cayman Islands
Local name:
Cayman Islands
Region:
Caribbean
Area:
264 km²
Capital:
George Town
the Cayman Islands on the world map

Geography

The Cayman Islands are an island state south of Cuba in the Caribbean. The dwarf state has a total area of only 264 km² (102 mi²) and a total coastline of 160 km (99.4 mi). This land area is about 1.5 times the size of Washington, D.C. The Cayman Islands are thus one of the smallest countries in the Americas by area and ranked 214th worldwide.

Besides the main island, 2 other smaller islands belong to the country. The Cayman Islands have no direct neighbors. The distance between New York City and the Capital George Town is about 2,490 km (1,547 mi).

Population

Birth rate:
12.6 ‰
Death rate:
3.3 ‰

Currency

The currency on the Cayman Islands is the Cayman dollar (KYD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cent.
Status: 01/25/2023
1 US dollar = 0.83 Dollars
1 Dollar = 1.20 US dollar

The climate on the Cayman Islands

On the Cayman Islands, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lower. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 29 and 32 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 23 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures
Average daytime and nighttime temperatures on the Cayman Islands
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Languages

Official language:
English

Mother tongueDistribution
English90.6 %
Spanish4.0 %
Filipino3.3 %
other2.1 %

Religions

ReligionDistribution
Church of God22.6%
Adventists9.4%
Presbyterians8.6%
Baptists8.3%
Methodists2.4%
Pentecostals7.1%
Roman Catholics14.1%
Anglicans4.1%
Jehovah's Witnesses1.1%
nondenominational14.6%
other7.7%

Economy

GDP:5.90 bn $
Exportations:3,651.9 M $
Importations:2,507.4 M $
Tourism receipts:964.00 M $
Unemployment rate:4.0 %
Inflation rate:-0.63 %
Energy consumption:612.0 M kWh

Considering the purchasing power parity, the Cayman Islands are among the 10 richest countries in the world and, with an average annual income of 61,880 USD are one of the high-income countries.

The Cayman Islands are regularly listed as a tax haven by several organizations.

Land use

61% Urban areas:161 km²
11% Agricultural areas:30 km²
53% Forest:140 km²

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Transport

Roadways:785 km
Commercial harbors:160
Airports:2

Most important cities

CityPopulation
George Town / Capital28,000
West Bay11,000
Bodden Town10,000
East End1,640
North Side1,180




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

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