By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|Status||Dependency (Overseas Territory)|
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||KY, CYM, 1362|
“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
“Laze 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.”
As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.
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:
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)9.
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Higher is better10
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Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.
Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 18
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.
(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..