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Anguilla - Introduction

Introduction to Anguilla

A display at the Heritage Collection Museum

Anguilla, the most northerly of the British Leeward Islands, retains the laid-back character of a sleepy backwater. It's small and lightly populated, but the islanders are friendly and easy going. It also has some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean.

Area: 60 sq km
Population: 11,797
Language: English
Religion: Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic and other 15%
Government: dependent territory of the UK
Head of State: Governor Peter Johnstone
Head of Government: Chief Minister Osbourne Fleming
GDP: US$88 million
GDP per capita: US$7,900
Annual Growth: 6.5%
Inflation: 2.5%
Major Industries: Fishing, tourism, boat building
Major Trading Partners: USA, EU

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