Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands

Ethnic Make- Up-mixed 40% -White 20% -Afican American 20% -various ethnic groups 20%

Location- Relative- Southwest of Cuba-Grand Cayman Absolute- 18 N and 82 W-Little Cayman Absolute- 19 N and 79 W-Cayman Broc Absolute- 19 N and 81 W

Fun Facts-Cayman Islands consist of 3 islands- Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Broc - Currancy-Cayman Island Dollar-CI$1.00 = US$1.25- Capital: George Town, Grand Cayman- Official Language: English- Accessable by Boat and Plane (Cayman Airways)- Politically Linked to England-Summer temperatures get up to, with daytime highs, in the upper 80's to low 90's and nighttime lows in the low 80's in July and August -High humidity in the summer months can often make the days and nights feel hotter. -A good time to visit Cayman is December through end of April.- Population: 57,570 people (2012 estimated)- Archipelago: Part of the Greater Antilles- Island Formation: made of marine limestone and dolostone

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Economic Activities- Tourism-Finance

Natural resources include fish and a beautiful climate and beaches that help tourism

Cayman Islands

Why Go?- The Beautiful Blue Caribbean Sea-Beautiful white sand beaches- Palm trees scattered all over the islands

History Christopher Columbus sighted the Cayman Islands on May 10, 1503. He named them Las Tortugas after the many sea turtles seen swimming in the surrounding waters. Columbus found the two small islands (Cayman Brac and Little Cayman) and it was these two islands that he named "Las Tortugas".

Exports- $2.52 million (2004) in exports- Products: vegetables, fruit, livestock, turtle, sea salt farming -Partners: mostly US (2004)


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