About Anguilla

General Information

Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean, comprises a small main island and several offshore islets. Its beaches range from long sandy stretches like Rendezvous Bay, overlooking neighboring Saint Martin Island, to secluded coves reached by boat, such as at Little Bay. Protected areas include Big Spring Cave, known for its prehistoric petroglyphs, and East End Pond, a wildlife conservation site.

Population

Anguilla has a Population of 15,000

Political Structure

Anguilla is one of Britain’s Overseas Territories in the Caribbean and as such it enjoys a high degree of political stability. All political parties are strongly committed to the growth of Anguilla as a quality financial services Centre. Although the country is essentially self-governing, its legislature is the democratically elected House of Assembly. The Constitution gives the British appointed Governor certain fundamental reserve powers. All legislation must be assented to by the Governor as H.M. the Queen’s representative.

Economic

The significant growth in Government revenues earned from the financial services sector over the last few years is a testament to the success of the policies to date. Anguilla is well positioned as a major player in the international arena.

Language

Anguilla’s official language is English

Currency

East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Exchange Control

There are no exchange controls in Anguilla. Although the official currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar the United States Dollar is commonly used.

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