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Country name conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Cayman Islands
Gevernment typeBritish crown colony
Capital name: George Town (on Grand Cayman)
geographic coordinates: 19 20 N, 81 23 W
time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionblue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms centered on the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms includes a pineapple and turtle above a shield with three stars (representing the three islands) and a scroll at the bottom bearing the motto HE HATH FOUNDED IT UPON THE SEAS
CurrencyCaymanian dollar (KYD)
Internet country code.ky
Ports and terminalsCayman Brac, George Town
Agriculture productsvegetables, fruit; livestock; turtle farming
Industriestourism, banking, insurance and finance, construction, construction materials, furniture
Geography
LocationCaribbean, three island (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) group in Caribbean Sea, 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica
Coordinates19 30 N, 80 30 W
ContinentCentral America and the Caribbean
Area total: 262 sq km
land: 262 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline160 km
Climatetropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)
Terrainlow-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs
Natural resourcesfish, climate and beaches that foster tourism
Natural hazardshurricanes (July to November)
People
Population45,436
note: most of the population lives on Grand Cayman (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsmixed 40%, white 20%, black 20%, expatriates of various ethnic groups 20%
ReligionsUnited Church (Presbyterian and Congregational), Anglican, Baptist, Church of God, other Protestant, Roman Catholic
LanguagesEnglish

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