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Anguilla

Coat of arms of Anguilla
Coat of arms
Motto: "Unity, Strength and Endurance"
Anthem: 
Location of  Anguilla  (circled in red)
Location of  Anguilla  (circled in red)
Location of Anguilla
Status British Overseas Territory
Capital
and largest city
The Valley
Official languages English
Ethnic groups
()
Religion
90.3 % Christian
9.7 % Others
Demonym(s) Anguillian
Government Parliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
• Governor
Tim Foy
• Deputy Governor
Perin A. Bradley
• Chief Minister
Victor Banks
• Responsible Ministerb (UK)
Alan Duncan MP
Legislature House of Assembly
Establishment
• Overseas territory
1980
Area
• Total
91 km2 (35 sq mi) (unranked)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2018 estimate
14,731
• 2011 census
13,452
• Density
132/km2 (341.9/sq mi) (n/a)
GDP (PPP) 2014 estimate
• Total
$311 million
• Per capita
$29,493.3
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone UTC-4
Driving side left
Calling code +1-264
ISO 3166 code AI
Internet TLD .ai

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

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 King or Queen of the United Kingdom is the ruler of Anguilla, but she works through a governor. He or she names, or appoints the governor, and he is just working there in place of the monarch. 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.

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