Cayman Islands

Continent- North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 264km2

Geography – Consists of three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, mostly flat

Language- English

Religion- Christianity (dominant, including Anglican, Baptist, Catholicism), Baha’i, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Islam

Monetary Unit- Cayman Islands dollar (KYD)

Natural Resources- Fishes, pleasant climate and beaches boosting tourism

Agriculture and Farming- Sweet potatoes, cassava, cucumbers, green and hot peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, leafy vegetables, bananas, plantains, citrus, mangoes, yams, livestock production, farming of turtles

Industry- Tourism, financial services

Neighboring Countries – None (island territory)

Population – 56,732

Population Growth Rate- 1.5%

Average Life Expectancy – Around 82 years

Capital City – George Town

Highest Mountain – None

Highest Point- The Bluff (43 m)

Rainfall – Varies seasonally, October is the wettest month with average rainfall of 220 mm

Plant Life – Coconut, seagrape, almond, thatch palm, casuarina (Australian pine), papaya, breadfruit

Animal Life- Bats, snakes, agouti, land crabs, frogs, small lizards, blue iguana

Bird Life – 244 species including Cayman parrot (National Bird), antillean grackle, smooth-billed ani, yellow-crowned night heron, green-backed heron, common ground dove, bananaquit, snowy egret

 Aquatic Life- Caribbean reef sharks, sea turtles, freshwater turtle (the hickatee), spotted eagle ray, groupers, flamingo tongue snail, corals, octopus, sponges, Caribbean reef squid

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