Statistical information Anguilla 1995Anguilla

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Anguilla - Introduction 1995
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Background: Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650 Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971 two years after a revolt Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980 with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

Anguilla - Geography 1995
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Location: Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico

Geographic coordinates

Map referenceCentral America and the Caribbean

Total area total: 91 km²
Land: 91 km²
Comparative: about half the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 61 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate: tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds

Terrain: flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone


Natural resources: negligible; salt, fish, lobster
Land use

Land use
Arable land: NA%
Permanent crops: NA%
Meadows and pastures: NA%
Forest and woodland: NA%
Other: NA% (mostly rock with sparse scrub oak, few trees, some commercial salt ponds)

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK

Anguilla - People 1995
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Population: 7,099 (July 1995 est.)
Growth rate: 0.66% (1995 est.)

Noun: Anguillan(s)
Adjective: Anguillan

Ethnic groups: black African

Languages: English (official)

Religions: Anglican 40%, Methodist 33%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7%, Baptist 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, other 12%

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure
0-14 years: 32% (female 1,129; male 1,115)
15-64 years: 60% (female 2,101; male 2,126)
65 years and over: 8% (female 362; male 266) (July 1995 est.)

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 0.66% (1995 est.)

Birth rate: 24.09 births/1000 population (1995 est.)

Death rate: 8.03 deaths/1000 population (1995 est.)

Net migration rate: -9.44 migrant(s)/1000 population (1995 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: supplies of potable water sometimes cannot meet increasing demand largely because of poor distribution system
Current issues natural hazards: frequent hurricanes and other tropical storms (July to October)
Current issues international agreements: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 17.3 deaths/1000 live births (1995 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 74.1 years
Male: 71.32 years
Female: 76.91 years (1995 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.05 children born/woman (1995 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: age 12 and over can read and write (1984)
Total population: 95%
Male: 95%
Female: 95%

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Anguilla - Government 1995
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Country name
Conventional long form: none
Conventional short form: Anguilla

Government type: dependent territory of the UK

Capital: The Valley

Administrative divisions: none (dependent territory of the UK)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)

National holiday: Anguilla Day, 30 May

Constitution: Anguilla Constitutional Orders 1 April 1982; amended 1990

Legal system: based on English common law

International law organization participation


Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor Alan W. SHAVE (since 14 August 1992)
Head of government: Chief Minister Hubert HUGHES (since 16 March 1994)
Cabinet: Executive Council; appointed by the governor from the elected members of the House of Assembly

Legislative branch: unicameral
House of Assembly: elections last held 16 March 1994 (next to be held March 1999); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (11 total, 7 elected) ANA 2, AUP 2, ADP 2, independent 1

Judicial branch: High Court

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: CARICOM (observer), CDB, INTERPOL (subbureau)

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (dependent territory of the UK)
From the us: none (dependent territory of the UK)

Flag descriptionflag of Anguilla: two horizontal bands of white (top, almost triple width) and light blue with three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design centered in the white band; a new flag may have been in use since 30 May 1990

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Anguilla - Economy 1995
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Economy overview: Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on lobster fishing, offshore banking, tourism, and remittances from emigrants. In recent years the economy has benefited from a boom in tourism and construction. Development plans center around the improvement of the infrastructure, particularly transport and tourist facilities, and also light industry.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: 7.5% (1992)

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: pigeon peas, corn, sweet potatoes, sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, poultry, fishing (including lobster)

Industries: tourism, boat building, salt

Industrial production growth rate: NA%

Labor force: 4,400 (1992)
By occupation commerce: 36%
By occupation services: 29%
By occupation construction: 18%
By occupation transportationandutilities: 10%
By occupation manufacturing: 3%
By occupation agriculture/fishing/forestry/mining: 4%
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 7% (1992 est.)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Revenues: $13.8 million
Expenditures: $15.2 million, including capital expenditures of $2.4 million (1992 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: NA

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $556,000 (f.o.b., 1992)
Commodoties: lobster and salt
Partners: NA

Imports: $33.5 million (f.o.b., 1992)
Commodoties: NA
Partners: NA

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $NA

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed rate since 1976)

Anguilla - Energy 1995
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 6 million kWh
Consumption per capita: 862 kWh (1992)

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Anguilla - Communication 1995
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system: 890 telephones; modern internal telephone system
Local: NA
Intercity: NA
International: radio relay microwave link to island of Saint Martin

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Anguilla - Military 1995
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Anguilla - Transportation 1995
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 3
With paved runways 914 to 1523 m: 1
With paved runways under 914 m: 2

Airports with paved runways
914 to 1523 m: 1
Under 914 m: 2

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine: none

Ports and terminals

Anguilla - Transnational issues 1995
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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