The Human Truth Foundation

Cayman Islands

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#cayman_islands

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

1. Overview

#jamaica #UK

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

Book CoverLaze on stunning beaches, scuba dive at world class sites and spot Grand Cayman´s brilliant blue iguanas - the Cayman Islands are much more than just a tax haven. What´s so surprising about the three Cayman Islands at first is how un-British they are for a British territory [it[ seems straight from the US, with ubiquitous SUVs jostling for space at upscale malls and US dollars changing hands as if they were the national currency. Think of it as a much more orderly version of South Florida.

For many Grand Cayman is the Cayman Islands, with its glitzy shops, five-star hotels and lovely white-sand Seven Mile Beach. But go beyond its long western coastline and explore the low-key rest of the island to discover a Caribbean lifestyle. Or visit tiny Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, where life runs at a slow pace and the natural delights that see people coming back again and again - from birdwatching and hiking to diving and snorkeling - are never far away.

While synonymous worldwide with tax havens and beach holidays, the Cayman Islands appeal to those who want to avoid gaudy diversions and stop worrying after applying their sunscreen.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)7

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

2. Cayman Islands's Modernity and Learning

#the_internet

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)8
Pos.Higher is better8
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
44Lebanon76%
45Croatia74%
46Hong Kong74%
47Cayman Islands74%
48Macau73%
49Israel73%
50Guam73%
51Poland72%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)9
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio9
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
151Bermuda0.0
152Isle of Man0.0
153San Marino0.0
154Cayman Islands0.0
155Andorra0.0
156Greenland0.0
157Brunei0.0
158Aruba0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

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 below10:

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)11.

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There isn't much information in the database for Cayman Islands, 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.