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Anguilla

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Anguilla
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
CapitalThe Valley
Land Area
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
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. 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 below7:

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)8.

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3. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

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.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 13
http://www.humantruth.info/anguilla.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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References: (What's this?)

Book Cover

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Lonely Planet
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes..

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/av.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  6. Lonely Planet (2014) chapter "Anguilla" .^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Higher is better. Sources:^

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