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Anguilla

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Country information - Anguilla
Country name - conventional long form : none
Country name - conventional short form : Anguilla
Government type : NA
Capital - name : The Valley
Capital - time difference : UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
National holiday : Anguilla Day, 30 May (1967)
Population : 14,108 (July 2008 est.)
Nationality - noun : Anguillan(s)
Nationality - adjective : Anguillan
Languages : English (official)
Currency (code) : East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Currency code : XCD

Anguilla is located Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. The climate is tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds. The terrain is flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone.

Background

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Background : Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency, along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980, with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.



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