Cayman Islands (British)
The Cayman Islands are located in the northwest Caribbean Sea and
cover an area of 259 square kilometers. They have a population of
42,000, 40% of whom are of mixed heritage, 20% white, and 20% black.
Residents are Christian and English is the primary language. The
currency is the Cayman dollar, and the capital is Georgetown.
In 1503, Columbus discovered the islands. In 1670, under the Madrid
Moscow Treaty, the Cayman Islands came under British rule, but 280
years ago, in 1959, the islands in fact the then British colony of
Jamaica's possession, the sole jurisdiction of the Governor of
Jamaica. After Jamaica gained independence in 1962, the islands
became a separate British Crown Colony.
Economy and Cultural Customs
Financial services and tourism are the two economic pillars of the