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Location of Anguilla
Location of Anguilla
Capital The Valley
Official languages English
Ethnic groups
([1])
Demonym(s) Anguillian
Government British overseas territoryb
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor
William Alistair Harrison
• Deputy Governor
Stanley Reid
Hubert Hughes
• Responsible Ministerc (UK)
Mark Simmonds MP
Establishment
1980
Area
• Total
91 km2 (35 sq mi) (220th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2006 estimate
13,600[2] (215th)
• Density
132/km2 (341.9/sq mi) (n/a)

Anguilla is a group of five islands in the Caribbean Sea. The islands are ruled by Great Britain.

Anguilla was once part of what is now Saint Kitts and Nevis, but broke away in 1980. Anguilla wanted to still be a part of Great Britain, and Saint Kitts and Nevis wanted to be independent.

It is named after the Spanish word for "eel", because it has such a shape.

Politics

The queen of the United Kingdom is the ruler of Anguilla, but she works through a governor. She names, or appoints the governor, and he is just working there in her place. The legislature is elected by the people, has 11 members, and is called the House of Assembly.

Economy

Anguilla gets most of its money from fishing and tourism.

Culture

Most people in Anguilla are Protestants, and speak English.

References

  1. Anguilla World Fact Book
  2. Country Profile: Anguilla, Travel & Living Abroad, Foreign & Commonwealth Office