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Cayman Islands

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Cayman Islands
StatusDependency (Overseas Territory)
SovereigntyUK
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalGeorge Town
Land Area 240 km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesKY, CYM, 1362
Internet Domain.ky3
CurrencyDollar (KYD)4
Telephone+5

1. Overview

The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

2. Cayman Islands National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the Cayman Islands to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

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 below7:

Christian83.5%
Muslim0.4%
Hindu0.9%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion4.5%
Jew0.8%
Unaffiliated9.4%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 67.7% (Church of God 25.5%, Presbyterian/United Church 9.2%, Seventh-Day Adventist 8.4%, Baptist 8.3%, Pentecostal 6.7%, Anglican 3.9%, non-denominational 5.7%), Roman Catholic 12.6%, other religions 4%, other 6.5%, none 6.1%, unspecified 3.2% (2007)8.

Links:

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/cayman_islands.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cj.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  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.^

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