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|Political status||Non-sovereign, Overseas territory of the U.K|
|Chief Minister||Osbourne Fleming|
- % water
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar|
|Time zone||UTC -4|
|National Song||God Bless Anguilla |
Anguilla, or Snake is an island in the eastern Caribbean and is a British dependency 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.
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 and 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.
- History of Anguilla
- Geography of Anguilla
- Demographics of Anguilla
- Politics of Anguilla
- Economy of Anguilla
- Communications in Anguilla
- Transportation in Anguilla
- Military of Anguilla
From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Slightly edited, not completely Wikified.
- Government of Anguilla (Official web site)
- Library of Congress Portals on the World - Anguilla
- CIA - The World Factbook -- Anguilla - CIA's Factbook on 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 and Common Market (Caricom)|
|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 common market|