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Countries of the World: Cayman Islands
Resources about Cayman Islands including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Cayman Islands GDP per capita (2009 estimate): U.S. $46,516. GDP (2009 est., purchasing power parity): $2.577 billion. Growth rate (2009 est.): -6.0%. Natural resources: Scenic beaches and underwater attractions, favorable climate. Agriculture: Products--Minor production of vegetables and livestock, turtle farming, aquaculture. Industry: Types--tourism, banking, insurance, mutual funds, finance, and construction. Trade: Exports (2009 est.)--$11.2 million: turtle products, manufactured consumer goods. Major market--United States. Imports (2009 est.)--$855.1 million: machinery, manufactures, food, fuels, chemicals. Major suppliers--U.S., Jamaica, U.K., Netherlands Antilles, Japan. Official exchange rate (fixed): CI $0.83=U.S. $1.

Geography of Cayman Islands Area: 259 sq. km. (100 sq. mi.) on three islands: Grand Cayman (76 sq. mi.), Cayman Brac (14 sq. mi.), and Little Cayman (10 sq. mi.). Capital: George Town (pop. 20,626) (1999 Census). Terrain: Low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs. Climate: Tropical.

Government of Cayman Islands Type: British Overseas Territory. Constitution: 1972; called the Cayman Islands Order; modified 1994. Branches: Executive--Governor and Governor-in-Cabinet (representing British monarch), Cabinet. Legislative-- unicameral Legislative Assembly (15 elected, three appointed members). Judicial--Summary Court, Grand Court, Cayman Islands Court of Appeal, Her Majesty's Privy Council. Subdivisions: Eight districts. Political parties: People's Progressive Movement, United Democratic Party. Suffrage: Universal at 18.

Map of Cayman Islands This Map of Cayman Islands shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including George Town the capital of Cayman Islands. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Cayman Islands The Official Name of Cayman Islands is Cayman Islands. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Cayman Islands Nationality: Noun and adjective--Caymanian(s). Population (2009 est.): 55,400. Annual growth rate (2009 est.): 2.2%. Ethnic groups: Afro-European 40%, African 20%, European 20%, other 20%. Religious affiliations: United Church, Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic. Language: English. Education: Years compulsory--to age 16. Literacy (age 15 and over)--98%. Health: Infant mortality rate (2008)--7.1/1,000. Life expectancy--males 77.68 years; females 83 years. Work force (2007 est.): 36,476.

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