The Cayman Islands are located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, nearly halfway
between Cuba and Honduras. Its total area is 260 square kilometres.
31,790 (July, 1994 estimate)
The Cayman Islands are a dependent territory of the United Kingdom.
The Caymanian legal system is based on British common law and local statutes.
The Caymanian telephone system uses one submarine coaxial cable and one
Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT earth station to link islands and access
The economy depends heavily on tourism (70% of GDP and 75% of foreign currency
earnings) and offshore financial services, with the tourist industry aimed at the luxury
market and catering mainly to visitors from North America. About 90% of the islands'
food and consumer goods must be imported. The Caymanians enjoy one of the highest
standards of living in the region.
The Cayman Islands' main industries are tourism, banking, insurance and finance,
construction, building materials and furniture making.
1 Caymanian dollar (CI$) = 100 cents
Caymanian dollars (CI$) per US$1 - 0.85 (November, 1993)
Cayman Islands Hotels
Cayman Islands Offshore Financial Services Directory
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