Cayman Islands

Key facts

Date of Membership in CARICOM: 12 May 2002

Also Known as:NA

Status of Independence:Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom

Area: 122.23 km2 (75.97 miles2)

Capital City: George Town (on Grand Cayman)

Population: 57,009 (2008)

Currency: Cayman dollar (KYD)

Highest National Award: Order of Knighthood, bestowed by Her Majesty, the Queen

Economy

GDP Growth: 1.4 p.a. 2013

GNI PC: US$53,850

Key dates in history

1503   Arrival of Columbus

1655   Island’s first representative government formed

1863   Formally annexed to Jamaica

1959   First constitution

1962   Separation from Jamaica following that country’s in dependence

1972   Adoption of New Constitution

1993   Adoption of Revised constitution

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