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"Anguilla" is from the Latin word for "eel," probably due to its general shape

Location east of Puerto Rico

location of Anguilla

map of Anguilla

Total Area 35 sq mi
Coastline 38 mi
Highest Point Crocus Hill; 213 ft
Lowest Point Caribbean Sea; sea level
Natural Resources none

Population (July 2014 est) 16,086
Largest Cities The Valley

Capital The Valley
Form of Government overseas territory of the United Kingdom
Chief of State
Queen Elizabeth II
Head of Government Chief Minister Hubert Hughes

Currency East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Per Capita Income
Principal Industries tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing
Agricultural Products
tobacco, vegetables; cattle
Export Commodities lobster, fish, livestock, salt, concrete blocks, rum
Import Commodities fuels, foodstuffs, manufactures, chemicals, trucks, textiles

First Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650
Became Separate British Dependency
in 1980

Flag blue, with the flag of the United Kingdom in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Anguillan coat of arms centered in the outer half. The coat of arms depicts three dolphins in an interlocking circular design on a white background with a turquoise-blue field below; the white in the background represents peace; the blue base symbolizes the surrounding sea, as well as faith, youth, and hope; the three dolphins stand for endurance, unity, and strength.

flag of Anguilla

Puerto Rico
Queen Elizabeth II

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