The Human Truth Foundation

Anguilla

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Anguilla
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
CapitalThe Valley
Land Area
LocationNorth America, The Americas, The Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesAI, AIA, 6601
Internet Domain.ai2
CurrencyDollar (XCD)3
Telephone+4

1. Overview

#st_kitts_&_nevis #UK

Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980, with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

Book CoverAs rabid consumerism devours many Caribbean hot spots, this little limestone bump in the sea has, thus far, maintained its charming menagerie of clapboard shacks while quietly weaving stunning vacation properties into the mix. Visitors will discover a melting pot of cultures set alongside mind-blowing Caribbean Sea beaches. Anguilla is, however, not the place for a vacation 'on a shoestring' - authenticity comes at a premium here... From its village capital, the Valley, to its offshore island cays, Anguilla flaunts its down-to-earth charms to the jetset subset who crave a vacation off the travel radar.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)6

As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Anguilla's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#homosexuality

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality (2017)7
Pos.Higher is better
Score7
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
4Brazil81
5Spain79
6France78
7S. Africa78
8Uruguay77
9Norway72
10Denmark72
11Iceland72
12UK72
World Avg12.6
q=196.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below8:

Christian90.6%
Muslim0.3%
Hindu0.4%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion2.9%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated4%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 83.1% (Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%, other Protestant 30.2%), Roman Catholic 5.7%, other Christian 1.7%, other 5.2%, none or unspecified 4.3% (2001 census)9.

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There isn't much information in the database for Anguilla, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.