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Key facts

Date of Membership in CARICOM: 4 Jul 1999

Also Known as:NA

Status of Independence:Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom

Area: 102 km2/(35 mls2)

Capital City: The Valley

Population: 13,477 (2006)

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar

Highest National Award: NA


GDP: $765EC million (2012)

GDP per Capita: EC$41,666 (2006)

Key dates in history

4th Century AD – Saladoid Amerindians settle on island

1650       First colonized by Britain

1656       Attempted invasion by Caribs

1796       Attempted  invasion by France

1825       Developed close association with St Kitts

1967       St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla becomes a state and gains internal self-governance which sparked off the Anguilla Revolution

1969       Invasion by Britain after James Ronald Webster leads break away movement from St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Association

1980       Official separation of Anguilla from the Associated State of St. Christopher-Nevis

1982       New Constitution

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