Looking to boost your knowledge of the world? Make a start with these 22 interesting facts about Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea.
As a group of islands, it has no borders. Its nearest neighbours, however, are Cuba to the north, Haiti to the east, Jamaica and Colombia to the south east, Panama and Costa Rica to the south, Nicaragua, Honduras and Belize to the south west and Mexico to the west.
This beautiful country has an area of just 100 square miles (259 square kilometres).
Cayman Islands’ population was 64,174 in 2018.
The capital city is called George Town; it covers an area of 11.2 square miles (29 square kilometres) and has a population of 28,836 (2007).
Flag of the Cayman Islands
Bodden Town used to be the capital city, which allegedly gained its name due to the number of residents with the surname ‘Bodden’!
The terrain here is a low lying limestone base, surrounded by beautiful coral reefs.
The coordinates for the Cayman Islands are 19.3333° N, 81.4000°
Residents of the Cayman Islands are called ‘Caymanians’!
Caymanians enjoy a tropical marine climate with warm and rainy summers followed by cool and relatively dry winters. Sounds perfect to us!
The average life expectancy here is a healthy 82.19 years! (2010)
Despite being a British Overseas Territory, the currency of the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Islands Dollar (KYD), which is pegged to the US Dollar at a current rate of 1 KYD = 1.22 USD. We’re not sure why it’s not CYD either!
The national symbol of the Cayman Islands is the Green Sea Turtle!
There is no direct taxation in the Cayman Islands, which has gone on to create a large banking sector and led to many businesses being registered here!
As you may expect, the official language of the Cayman Islands is English, making it nice and easy for your beach holiday in the sun!