Alternative meaning: Anguilla is a genus of freshwater eel (sole genus in the family Anguillidae).
Anguilla flag large Coat of Arms of Anguilla
(In Detail) (Full size)
National motto:
Each Endeavouring, All Achieving
Official languageEnglish
Political status Non-sovereign, Overseas territory of the U.K
CapitalThe Valley
GovernorAlan Huckle
Chief Minister Osbourne Fleming
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked n/a
91 km²

 - Total (2002)
 - Density


CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar
Time zoneUTC -4
National SongGod Bless Anguilla [1]
Calling Code1-264

Anguilla, or Snake Island, is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, and is a British overseas territory with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, represented by a Governor. The locally elected Chief Minister of the island serves as head of government. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes Anguilla on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.Template:An

First colonized by English settlers in 1650, Anguilla was incorporated into a single British dependency along with the neighbouring islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the early 19th century, much to the objections of many Anguillans. In 1980, however, Anguilla formally withdrew from the territory, becoming a separate British dependency, which it remains.

The island's main industries are fishing and tourism, with offshore banking playing an increasing role in the economy. Military defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. The majority of Anguillans are Protestant and are of African descent.

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From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Slightly edited, not completely Wikified.


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Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Antigua and Barbuda | Bahamas¹ | Barbados | Belize | Dominica | Grenada | Guyana | Haiti | Jamaica | Montserrat | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Saint Lucia | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Suriname | Trinidad and Tobago
Associate members: Anguilla | Bermuda | Cayman Islands | British Virgin Islands | Turks and Caicos Islands
Observer status: Aruba | Colombia | Dominican Republic | Mexico | Netherlands Antilles | Puerto Rico | Venezuela
¹ member of the community but not the Caribbean (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy.

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