Interesting facts about Grand Cayman

18 Golden Facts about George Town

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 interesting facts about George Town!

Geographical stats…

  1. George Town is the capital city of the Cayman Islands.
  2. It’s located on the island of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands.
  3. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced exactly as it’s spelt!
  4. The total land area of George Town is 11 square miles (29 square kilometres)…
  5. …that’s slightly smaller than Worcester.
Flag of the Cayman Islands

Flag of the Cayman Islands

  1. George Town’s population was 31,000 in 2014…
  2. …that’s roughly 1/3 of the population of Worcester…
  3. …and gives it a population density of around 2,818 residents per square mile.
  4. In fact, George Town is the second largest city by population of all the British Overseas Territories, after Gibraltar!
  5. George Town is located 10 ft above sea level.
  6. Residents of George Town are known as Caymanians.
  7. Caymanians living in George Town enjoy a tropical marine climate with warm and rainy summers, cool and dry winters and an average annual temperature of 27°C.
  8. Looking to fly yourself to George Town? You’ll need the coordinates of 19.3034° N, 81.3863° W.
  9. Make sure you visit Seven Mile Beach if you’re in George Town; despite the name, it actually measures around 6.3 miles long and was named the best beach in the Caribbean!

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of George Town is English – nice and easy!
  2. Cayman Islands Dollar is the official currency here.
  3. Residents of George Town are lucky enough to not have to pay any income tax! #TaxEnvy
  4. Cayman Islands welcomed 345,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited George Town for its crystal clear water, bustling nightlife and varied watersports!

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