Cayman Islands

Official nameCayman Islands
Name in local languageCayman Islands (en)
Population (ranking: 216e)64,420 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth3.35 % / year
Area267 km²
Density241.27 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 177e)3.571 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)56,334 $USD (2017)
GDP growth3.00 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)81.53 years (2018)
Birth rate9.90 ‰ (2018)
Fertility rate1.84 children / woman (2018)
Death rate (ranking)3.40 ‰ (2018)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)1.40 ‰ (2018)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2019)
Official languagesEnglish, Cayman Islands English
CurrencyCayman Islands dollar ($ KYD)
HDI (ranking: 43e)0.888 / 1 (2013)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2018)
GovernmentBritish Overseas Territory
Head of StateQueen Elizabeth II ; Governor Martyn Roper
National Day1 July (Constitution Day of 1959)
Tourists (ranking)418,400 people (2017)
Caïmans – petite
A tourist and tax haven

The Cayman Islands are an autonomous British Overseas Territory located in the western Caribbean Sea. The 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 the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

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This territory is a luxury tourist paradise, as well as a tax haven. Housing a large number of banks and financial institutions that offer rich customers from around the world to recycle, if not launder, in secret, money, the archipelago is placed on a gray list of tax havens of OECD.
The United Kingdom could, however, put it right soon, proof that the real political will to eradicate this form of delinquency is absent despite the speeches.
The archipelago sees its population increase very strongly year after year. Its growth rate is worthy of the most underdeveloped countries, even though, on the contrary, the territory is one of the best-off financially and one of the most developed in the Caribbean.


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Urban areas (2018)
Urban areasPopulation
George Town60,882 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Cayman Brac2,363 inhabitants38 km²
Grand Cayman60,882 inhabitants200 km²
Little Cayman170 inhabitants29 km²
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See also