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Caribbean Islands

COUNTRY PROFILE: ANGUILLA

Official Name: Anguilla

Term for Citizens: Anguillian(s)

Capital: The Valley

Political Status: British associated state

Form of Government: governor and locally elected assembly

GEOGRAPHY

Size: 91 sq. km.

Topography: Flat coral islands

Climate: Tropical, dry

POPULATION

Total estimated in 1987: 6,800

Annual growth rate (in percentage) in 1982-85: 0.7

Life expectancy at birth in 1982: 70.2

Adult literacy rate (in percentage) in 1980: 80

Language: English

Ethnic groups: Primarily black; some white

Religion: Methodist (43 percent), Anglican (43 percent); remainder other Christian denominations

ECONOMY

Currency: Caribbean dollar (EC$)

Exchange rate: EC$2.70=US$1.00

Gross domestic product (GDP) in 1983: US$6 million

Per capita GDP in 1983: US$6,000

Distribution of GDP in 1983: Primarily services and tourism

NATIONAL SECURITY

Armed forces personnel: 0

Paramilitary personnel: 0

Police: 80

Data as of November 1987

Caribbean Islands - TABLE OF CONTENTS

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