Cayman Islands profile

Sailboat in the Cayman Islands The territory's coral reefs are a major attraction
  • Territory: Cayman Islands
  • Status: British overseas territory
  • Population: 55,000 (UN, 2010)
  • Capital: George Town, on Grand Cayman
  • Area: 260 sq km (100 sq miles)
  • Major language: English
  • Major religions: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Currency: Cayman Island dollar
  • Main exports: Fish, cut flowers
  • GNI per capita: n/a
  • Internet domain: .ky
  • International dialling code: +345

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