Covering an area of 264 sq. km, the three-island groups of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman together form the British Overseas Territory of Cayman Islands, which are located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The islands are the peaks of a massive underwater ridge, known as the Cayman Ridge. These peaks just barely break the surface and flank the Cayman Trough, extending from Sierra Maestra to the Misteriosa Bank.
The terrain itself is mostly a low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs. As observed on the map, the two "Sister Islands" of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are located about 85 miles (135 km) northeast of Grand Cayman, which is the largest and the most populous island. The highest point of Cayman Islands is the Bluff, a limestone hill standing at 155 feet (47 m) in height; and is located in the eastern part of the second-largest island – Cayman Brac. The lowest point is the Caribbean Sea (0m). Collectively, the Cayman Islands have a coastline of 99 miles (159 km).
The British Overseas Territory of Cayman Islands is administratively divided into 6 districts. These districts are Bodden Town, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, East End, George Town, North Side, and West Bay.
Covering an area of 264 sq. km, the three-island groups of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman together form the territory of Cayman Islands. Located on the Grand Cayman island is George Town – the capital and the largest city of Cayman Islands. It is the administrative and financial servicing center of the island nation.
The three-island groups of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman together form the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands, which are located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The islands are geographically positioned both in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. The Cayman Islands are situated to the north of Panama; to the northeast of Costa Rica; to the south of Cuba; to the east of Quintana Roo and Yucatán State; and the northwest of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea.
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|Legal Name||Cayman Islands|
|Capital City||George Town (on Grand Cayman)|
|19 18 N, 81 23 W|
|Total Area||264.00 km2|
|Land Area||264.00 km2|
|Currency||Caymanian dollars (KYD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$85,477.29|
This page was last updated on February 25, 2021