Anguilla is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, about 270 kilometres east of
Puerto Rico. Its total area is 91 square kilometres.
7,052 (July, 1994 estimate)
Anguilla is a dependent territory of the United Kingdom.
The Anguillan legal system is based on English common law.
Anguilla has a modern internal telephone system and a radio relay microwave
link to the island of Saint Martin.
Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on lobster fishing,
offshore banking, tourism and remittances from emigrants. In recent years, the
economy has benefited from a boom in tourism and construction. Development plans
center around the improvement of the infrastructure, particularly transport and tourist
facilities, and also light industry.
Anguilla's main industries are tourism, banking, boat building and salt.
1 EC dollar (EC$) = 100 cents
East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed rate since 1976)
Anguilla, British West Indies
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