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The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman and Little Cayman are flat, while Cayman Brac has a limestone plateau rising to 140 feet at its eastern end.

There are no rivers on any of the Islands but there are large areas of luxuriant vegetation. The Cayman Islands offer some of the best scuba diving in the world and are listed in the top 5 dive destinations in the world. The 1999 census showed the Cayman Islands had a population of 41,000. Most of the population reside in Grand Cayman.

The early settlers were ex-soldiers from Cromwell’s army and other settlers transplanted from Jamaica, together with shipwrecked or marooned sailors. With the introduction of air services in the early 1950s, establishing communication with the outside world, the Cayman Islands commenced building a modern economy.

Today, proximity to the American mainland and social and political stability are the main reasons for Cayman’s economic success. The Islands enjoy a mixed racial composition contributing to a unique atmosphere of racial harmony and compatibility. In 1962, when Jamaica became independent, the Cayman Islands opted to retain its direct links with the Crown and became a separate British Crown Colony.

Medals in 2007 Games in Rhodes

Gold: 11
Silver: 7
Bronze: 5
Total: 23

Medals in 2005 Games in Shetland

Gold: 7
Silver: 6
Bronze: 5
Total: 18

Medals in 2003 Games in Guernsey

Gold: 11
Silver: 10
Bronze: 8
Total: 29

last updated: 24/06/2009 at 16:24
created: 08/07/2005

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Island Games 2009 in Aland

Jersey 24 37 19
Guernsey 21 12 27
Sark 0 2 0
Alderney 0 0 0
Faroe 34 23 24
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