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The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.


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Geography

Location
Caribbean, three-island group (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) in Caribbean Sea, 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica

Geographic coordinates
19 30 N, 80 30 W

Map references
Central America and the Caribbean

Area World Ranking: 210
Total 264 sq km
Land 264 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Area - comparative
1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries
0 km

Coastline
160 km

Maritime claims
Territorial sea 12 nm
Exclusive fishing zone 200 nm

Climate
Tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April)

Terrain
Low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs

Elevation extremes
Lowest point Caribbean Sea 0 m
Highest point The Bluff on Cayman Brac 43 m

Natural resources
Fish, climate and beaches that foster tourism

Land use
Arable land 3.85%
Permanent crops 0%
Other 96.15% (2005)

Irrigated land
NA

Natural hazards
Hurricanes (July to November)

Environment - current issues
No natural freshwater resources; drinking water supplies must be met by rainwater catchments

Geography - note
Important location between Cuba and Central America


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Cayman Islands [ United Kingdom ] (Overseas Territory):
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