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Cayman Islands

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The Cayman Islands (/ˈkmən/) is a self-governing British Overseas Territory—the largest by population in the western Caribbean Sea. The 264-square-kilometre (102-square-mile) territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, which are located to the south of Cuba and northeast of Honduras, between Jamaica and Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. The capital city is George Town on Grand Cayman, which is the most populous of the three islands.

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Cayman Islands
Motto: 
"He hath founded it upon the seas"
Anthem: "God Save the King"
National song: "Beloved Isle Cayman"
Location of Cayman Islands (circled in red)
Sovereign state United Kingdom
British control1670
Self-government4 July 1959
Separation from Jamaica6 August 1962
Current constitution6 November 2009
Capital
and largest city
George Town
19°20′N 81°24′W
Official languagesEnglish
Vernacular
languages
Cayman Islands English[1]
Ethnic groups
(2021[2])
42.7% Mixed
23.1% Black
21.4% White
9.1% South Asian
3.7% Other[3]
Religion
Demonym(s)Caymanian
GovernmentParliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
 Monarch
Charles III
 Governor
Martyn Roper
 Premier
Wayne Panton
LegislatureParliament
Government of the United Kingdom
 Minister
vacant
Area
 Total
264 km2 (102 sq mi)
 Water (%)
1.6
Highest elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 2021 census
78,554[5]
 Density
244/km2 (632.0/sq mi) (59th)
GDP (PPP)2019[6] estimate
 Total
$4.78 billion
 Per capita
$73,600
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
 Total
$5.61 billion[7] (160th)
 Per capita
$85,347 (7th)
HDI (2013)0.888
very high
CurrencyCayman Islands dollar (KYD)
Time zoneUTC-5:00 (EST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-345
UK postcode
KYx-xxxx
ISO 3166 codeKY
Internet TLD.ky
Websitehttps://www.gov.ky/
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The Cayman Islands is considered to be part of the geographic Western Caribbean Zone as well as the Greater Antilles. The territory is a major world offshore financial centre for international businesses and wealthy individuals, largely as a result of the state not charging taxes on any income earned or stored.[8]

With a GDP per capita of $91,392, the Cayman Islands has the highest standard of living in the Caribbean.[9] Immigrants from over 130 countries and territories reside in the Cayman Islands.[10]