By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|Status||Dependency (Overseas Territory)|
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||AI, AIA, 6601|
“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.”
CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5
“As rabid consumerism devours many Caribbean hot spots, this little limestone bump in the sea has, thus far, maintained its charming menagerie of clapboard shacks while quietly weaving stunning vacation properties into the mix. Visitors will discover a melting pot of cultures set alongside mind-blowing Caribbean Sea beaches. Anguilla is, however, not the place for a vacation 'on a shoestring' - authenticity comes at a premium here... From its village capital, the Valley, to its offshore island cays, Anguilla flaunts its down-to-earth charms to the jetset subset who crave a vacation off the travel radar.”
As a territory of the UK I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.
Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below7:
The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 83.1% (Anglican 29%, Methodist 23.9%, other Protestant 30.2%), Roman Catholic 5.7%, other Christian 1.7%, other 5.2%, none or unspecified 4.3% (2001 census)8.
|LGBT Equality (2017)9|
|Pos.||Higher is better|
There isn't much information in the database for Anguilla, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.
Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 13
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent
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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes..