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|Political status||Non-sovereign, Overseas territory of the U.K|
|Chief Minister||Osbourne Fleming|
- % water
|Currency||East Caribbean dollar|
|Time zone||UTC -4|
|National Song||God Bless Anguilla |
Anguilla is the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, and is a British dependency with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state, represented by a Governor. The locally elected Chief Minister of the island serves as head of government. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization lists Anguilla as one of the 16 Non-Self-Governing Territories of the world since 1945.
First colonized by English settlers in 1650, Anguilla was incorporated into a single British dependency along with the neighbouring islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the early 19th century, much to the objections of many Anguillans. In 1980, however, Anguilla formally withdrew from the territory, becoming a separate British dependency, which it remains.
The island's main industries are fishing and tourism, with offshore banking playing an increasing role in the economy. Military defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. The majority of Anguillans are Protestant and are of African descent.
- History of Anguilla
- Geography of Anguilla
- Islands of Anguilla
- Demographics of Anguilla
- Politics of Anguilla
- Economy of Anguilla
- Communications in Anguilla
- Transportation in Anguilla
- Military of Anguilla
From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Slightly edited, not completely Wikified.
- Government of Anguilla (Official web site)
- Library of Congress Portals on the World - Anguilla
- CIA - The World Factbook -- Anguilla - CIA's Factbook on Anguilla
- Detailed maps of Anguilla are available at Caribbean-On-Line.com
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