Anguilla is situated at the northern tip of the Leeward Islands, where the Caribbean Sea meets the North Atlantic Ocean. It is sixteen miles long and three wide (at its maximum). Benefiting from cooling ocean breezes, and warm sea temperatures Anguilla’s climate remains warm, but not too hot for the majority of the year.
Tranquillity wrapped in blue
The island was deserted when it was first found by European privateers and fishermen. Anguilla was first colonised by British and Irish settlers in 1650 and in 1958 joined a federation with St Kitts and Nevis. In the 1960s the people of Anguilla became dissatisfied with the federation and after the revolution of 1967 Anguilla became a British Territory. In 1980 Anguilla became a separate British Dependent Territory. Anguilla is an associate member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Anguilla is currently one of the most exclusive destinations for a Caribbean holiday and boasts luxurious holiday resorts with unspoiled deserted beaches.
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- Position: Eastern Caribbean
- Governor: Her Excellency Ms Julia Crouch
- Premier: The Honourable Dr Ellis L Webster
- Airport: Clayton J Lloyd International Airport Tel: + 1 264 497 2384/3510
- Capital City: The Valley
- Population: 15,701
- Language: English
- Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar