Ringed by coral reefs and white sand beaches, Anguilla (a British Overseas Territory), is a mostly flat, low-lying island of coral and limestone; located in the north-eastern Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.
As observed on the physical map of Anguilla above, there are no permanent rivers or streams on the island, and the name of the island is derived from its long thin shape.
Anguilla's highest point is Crocus Hill, with an elevation of only 213ft above sea level. A yellow, upright triangle marks its position on the map.
Anguilla's territory includes a number of smaller offshore islands and cays, mostly tiny and uninhabited. The major ones include: Anguillita, Dog Island, Prickly Pear Cays, Sandy Island, Scrub Island, Little Scrub, Scilly Cay, Seal Island and Sombrero (also known as Hat Island).
Anguilla has no administrative divisions. It is one of the British overseas territories in the Eastern Caribbean. Situated in the center of the island near the Crocus Hill is, The Valley, the capital and the largest city of Anguilla.
Anguilla is the northernmost of the Leeward Islands, located in the Eastern Caribbean. It is positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Anguilla lies few miles north of St. Martin and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It shares its maritime borders with Antigua, Barbados and the Virgin Islands of US.
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|Capital City||The Valley|
|18 13 N, 63 03 W|
|Independence||none (overseas territory of the UK)|
|Total Area||91.00 km2|
|Land Area||91.00 km2|
|Water Area||0.00 km2|
|Total Border||0.0 km|
|Climate||Tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds|
|Coordinates||18 15 N, 63 10 W|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||73 m|
|Ethnic Groups||African/black 85.3%, hispanic 4.9%, mixed 3.8%, white 3.2%, East Indian/Indian 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.3% (2011 est.)|
|Religions||Protestant 73.2% (includes Anglican 22.7%, Methodist 19.4%, Pentecostal 10.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.3%, Baptist 7.1%, Church of God 4.9%, Presbytarian 0.2%, Brethren 0.1%), Roman Catholic 6.8%, Jehovah's Witness 1.1%, other Christian 10.9%, other 3.2%, unspecified 0.3%, none 4.5% (2011 est.)|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollars (XCD)|
|Exports||Lobster, fish, livestock, salt, concrete blocks, rum|
This page was last updated on November 9, 2020