Facts at a glance:
Capital: The Valley
Form of Government: British Dependent Territory
Head of State: Premier of Anguilla, The Honourable Ellis Webster
Location: 18.5EN, 64EW
Area: 91 square km (35 sq. miles)
Population: 14,763 (2016 est.)
Ethnic make-up: Mainly African descent, some traces of Irish blood.
Adult literacy: 95%
Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)
Exchange rate: U.S.$1.00 = EC$ 2.70
Time Zone: EST +1; GMT –4
Phone Code: (264) plus 497- and the local 4 digit number
History: Anguilla was a British colony from 1650 until 1967 when it was given the status of 'Associated State' with St. Kitts and Nevis. However, Anguilla separated from the Associated State of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla and became a British Dependent Territory in 1980.
The British monarch is represented by a governor who presides over the Executive Council and is responsible for external affairs, internal security, offshore finance and the public service.
UWI Connections: Open Campus: Anguilla