22 Charming Facts about Cayman Islands

  1. The Cayman Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea.interesting facts about Cayman Islands
  2. 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.
  3. This astonishing country has an area of just 100 square miles (259 square kilometres).
  4. Cayman Islands’ population was 58,435 in 2013.
  5. 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).
  6. Bodden Town used to be the capital city, which allegedly gained its name due to the number of residents with the surname ‘Bodden’!
  7. The terrain here is a low lying limestone base, surrounded by beautiful coral reefs.
  8. The coordinates for the Cayman Islands are 19.3333° N, 81.4000°
  9. Residents of the Cayman Islands are called ‘Caymanians’!
  10. Caymanians enjoy a tropical marine climate with warm and rainy summers followed by cool and relatively dry winters. Sounds perfect to us!
  11. The average life expectancy here is a healthy 81 years!
  12. 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!
  13. The national symbol of the Cayman Islands is the Green Sea Turtle!
  14. 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!
  15. 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!
  16. Despite its name, Seven Mile Beach is actually only 5.5 miles long! That’s still a big beach though!
  17. According to 2012 figures, there are nearly three times more mobile phones in the Cayman Islands than landlines!
  18. Despite its tiny size, there are 4 airports here!
  19. They grow vegetables and fruit and rear livestock and turtles.
  20. The country’s industry consists of tourism, banking, insurance and finance, furniture, construction and construction materials.
  21. Cayman Islands exports manufactured consumer goods and turtle products.
  22. The international dialling code for the Cayman Islands is 001345.  To find out how easy it is to make cheap calls to Cayman Islands, click here

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