Cayman Islands BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -5 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|19°30'44 / 80°34'48|
|KY / CYM|
|English (official) 90.9%|
unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)
TYPE A NORTH AMERICAN JAPANESE 2-BLADE|
TYPE B AMERICAN 3-PIN
|Cayman Islands banks list|
Cayman Islands Introduction
The Cayman Islands is a British colony in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, covering an area of 259 square kilometers. Its official language and lingua franca are English, and its residents mostly believe in Christianity. The capital is Georgetown. The Cayman Islands is 290 kilometers northwest of Jamaica. It is composed of the three main islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. More: ht, the terrain is low and flat and the beach is mainly composed of coral sand. It has a tropical climate with an average annual rainfall of 1422 mm. The entire archipelago is located in the hurricane zone.
The Cayman Islands is a British colony located in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, covering an area of 259 square kilometers. The Cayman Islands is 290 kilometers northwest of Jamaica and consists of three main islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The terrain is low, flat and open, and the beach is mainly composed of coral sand. It has a tropical climate and is affected by trade winds. The average annual temperature is about 21°C. The average annual precipitation is 1422 mm. The entire archipelago is located in the hurricane zone.
Columbus discovered the archipelago in 1503 and has been uninhabited for a long time since then. In 1670, according to the "Treaty of Madridsco", the Cayman Islands came under British rule. But in the 280 years before 1959, the place was actually under the full jurisdiction of the Governor of Jamaica, a British colony. After Jamaica became independent in 1962, the Cayman Islands became a separate British colony, and the governor appointed by the Queen of England exercised jurisdiction.
The Cayman Islands has a population of 30,000 (1992), of which 25% are blacks, 20% are whites, and 44% are mixed races. English is the official language and lingua franca. Most residents believe in Christianity. The capital of Georgetown.
In 1991, the gross domestic product was 661 million Cayman Islands. Financial services and tourism are the two main economic pillars of the Cayman Islands. Financial services revenue accounts for about 40% of the total government revenue. Due to the political stability of the Cayman Islands, no foreign exchange restrictions, no direct taxes, and strict compliance with financial secrecy laws, it has become one of the world's largest offshore financial centers. The Cayman Islands lacks labor. Agriculture is restricted by three factors: poor land, less rain, and high labor costs. More than 90% of the grain is imported. The main crops are vegetables and tropical fruits. The main trading partners are the United States, Britain, Canada, and Japan. There is no railway in the Cayman Islands. The total length of the highway is 254 kilometers, of which 201 kilometers are asphalt roads.