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Anguilla

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Alternative meaning: Anguilla is a genus of freshwater eel (sole genus in the family Anguillidae).
Anguilla
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Coat of Arms of Anguilla

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National motto:
Each Endeavouring, All Achieving
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Official languageEnglish
Political status Non-sovereign, Overseas territory of the U.K
CapitalThe Valley
GovernorAlan Huckle
Chief Minister Osbourne Fleming
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked n/a
91 km²
Negligible
Population

 - Total (2002)
 - Density



12,800
140/km²

CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar
Time zoneUTC -4
National SongGod Bless Anguilla [1] (http://www.gov.ai/national_song.htm)
Internet TLD.ai
Calling Code1-264

Anguilla, or Snake Island, is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, and is a British overseas territory with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, represented by a Governor. The locally elected Chief Minister of the island serves as head of government. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes Anguilla on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.[2] (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anguilla#fn_UN_decolonisation)

First colonized by English settlers in 1650, Anguilla was incorporated into a single British dependency along with the neighbouring islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the early 19th century, much to the objections of many Anguillans. In 1980, however, Anguilla formally withdrew from the territory, becoming a separate British dependency, which it remains.

The island's main industries are fishing and tourism, with offshore banking playing an increasing role in the economy. Military defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. The majority of Anguillans are Protestant and are of African descent.

See also:

Map of Anguilla
Map of Anguilla

From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Slightly edited, not completely Wikified.

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Overlooking Sandy Ground, Anguilla


Countries in West Indies

Antigua and Barbuda | Bahamas | Barbados | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Grenada | Haiti | Jamaica | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Trinidad and Tobago

Dependencies: Anguilla | Aruba | British Virgin Islands | Cayman Islands | Guadeloupe | Martinique | Montserrat | Navassa Island | Netherlands Antilles | Puerto Rico | Turks and Caicos Islands | U.S. Virgin Islands


 
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
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Antigua and Barbuda | Bahamas¹ | Barbados | Belize | Dominica | Grenada | Guyana | Haiti | Jamaica | Montserrat | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago
Associate members: Anguilla | Bermuda | Cayman Islands | British Virgin Islands | Turks and Caicos Islands
Observer status: Aruba | Colombia | Dominican Republic | Mexico | Netherlands Antilles | Puerto Rico | Venezuela
¹ member of the community but not the Caribbean (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy.
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