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  Cayman Islands Geography :: Geography Geographical Essays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Cayman Brac is the only one of the islands with any geological features visible from the sea.
The islands do lie in the hurricane belt but are lucky to not have sustained major damage from a hurricane since 1932.
The Caymans are also home to a wide variety of plants and animals.
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  Cayman Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The population of the Cayman Islands is 34,763 as of July 2000.
The Cayman Islands are also world famous as a Scuba Diving destination because of their proximity to the Cayman Wall and the Cayman Trench, which extend deep into the coral reefs of the Caribbean.
The defence of the Cayman Islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.
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 Cayman Islands (10/04)
The Cayman Islands' political system is very stable, bolstered by a tradition of restrained civil governance, sustained economic prosperity, and its relative isolation from foreign policy concerns by virtue of its colonial relationship with the United Kingdom.
The Cayman Islands are represented in the United States by the United Kingdom Embassy at 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington DC 20008; tel: 202-462-1340; fax: 202-898-4255.
The Cayman Islands are, however, part of the consular district administered by the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
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 Cayman Islands History - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International ...
The Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands are two British dependencies in the northern part of the Caribbean.
By 1530 the islands were known as the Caymanus, a name that may have derived from confusion between the iguana, which is found on the islands, and the alligator (cayman in Spanish).
The islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman were settled in 1833 by several families from Grand Cayman, but no administrative connection existed until a justice of the peace arrived on Cayman Brac in 1877.
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 Cayman Net News: About the Cayman Islands
Geographically, the Cayman Islands is part of the Cayman Ridge, which extends westward from Cuba.
Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands, is approximately 22 miles long with an average width of four miles.
The population of the Islands at the last census, taken in 1999, was 39,410, of whom 53 percent were Caymanian.
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 Cayman Islands Information: Goverment, Passports, Culture, Geography, Weather, Banks, Money & Tax
The Cayman Islands are a British Crown colony with an envious standard of living, combining one of the world's largest banking centers with first-class scuba diving and watersports.
Electricity is the same in the Caymans as it is in the United States and Canada (110 volts, 60 cycles); it's reliable throughout the islands.
The population of the Islands at the last census, taken in 1999, was 39,410, of whom 53 percent were Caymanian.
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 Destination Cayman Islands- General Information - Geography
The Cayman Islands is a British Crown Colony located in the western Caribbean, 480 miles south of Miami, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica.
Between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica lies the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea, the Cayman Trough, which is over four miles deep.
All three islands are surrounded by healthy coral reefs which lie at the top of dramatic walls and drop-offs close to shore, creating ideal conditions for diving and sport fishing.
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 1Up Travel : Cayman Islands Geography and Facts
The Cayman Island is a British Crown Colony located in the western Caribbean, 480 miles south of Miami, 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica.
Cayman Islands are an island dependency of the United Kingdom (UK) located in the West Indies.
The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries.
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 AllRefer.com - Cayman Islands (Caribbean Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Finance and tourism are the economic mainstays of the Cayman Islands.
The islands have prospered as an international offshore banking center, rivaling even Switzerland, and since the 1970s, the luxury tourist industry has also become an economic mainstay.
The islands were sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1503, but were colonized by the British beginning in the 1800s.
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 Facts at a glance Cayman Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The islands are located about 290 kilometers northwest of Jamaica and the total land area is 264 sq.
These islands are low-lying for the most part, although Cayman Brac has a central limestone bluff and the coasts are reefed and rocky.
Although the Cayman Islands were first sighted by the Spaniards in 1503 they were never colonized but only visited by Spanish, English and French ships.
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 Cayman Islands Area Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Cayman Islands are safe, relaxing, tranquil and best of all, home to some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean.
Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are 89 miles to the north east of Grand Cayman.
The Cayman Islands are emergent peaks of the submarine Cayman Ridge which extends from the Cuban Sierra Maestra Range to the Misteriosa Banks off Honduras.
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 Background Notes Archive - Western Hemisphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Cayman Islands, initially administered as a dependency of Jamaica, became an independent colony in 1959; they now are a self- governing British Crown colony.
As noted, responsibility for the Cayman Islands' defense and foreign affairs resides with the United Kingdom; however, the chief secretary has the portfolio for External Affairs, and the Cayman Government may negotiate certain bilateral matters directly with foreign governments.
The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal is the highest court on the islands, but a final appeal may be heard by Her Majesty's Privy Council sitting in London.
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 Geography and Geology of the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands are three islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, located in the Caribbean Sea.
The three islands are outcrops of the Cayman Ridge, a range of submarine mountains extending west southwest from the Sierra Maestra range in the southeast portion of Cuba to the Misteriosa Bank in the direction of Belize.
All the islands lack rivers or streams because of the porous nature of the rock and the absence of hills or valleys.
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 Economy and Investment in the Cayman Islands
Cayman Brac is the most scenic island with a large bluff rising west to east along the island and rising to 140 feet at the eastern tip, ending in a sheer cliff.
In 1655 Cayman officially became part of the British Empire under the Treaty of Madrid and for the next 300 years the islands were administered as a dependency of Jamaica.
The Cayman Islands Work Permit Board said it would be adhering strictly to the law on term limits for work permit holders, and the Board Chairman David Ritch expressed concern about issues such as insufficient documentation and the geographic balance of the work force.
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 > Cayman Islands abcworld.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Cayman Islands are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the eastern Caribbean Sea comprising the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman.
The Cayman Islands were first visited by Christopher Columbus on May 10, 1503 during his fourth and final voyage to the New World.
Because the Cayman Islands are not subject to direct taxation by the British government, nor are its citizens taxed in any direct way on income, they serve as an international offshore banking hub and tax haven for millions of people and corporations.
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 Cayman Islands Information: Banks, Real Estate, Scuba Diving, Weddings, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman
CAYMAN ISLANDS BANKING BENEFITS Both institutions and clients alike are assured that establishing a bank or placing assets in Cayman, will afford them the best opportunity to maximize the potential of their assets conveniently with the added value of confidentiality, unparalleled professionalism and efficient regulation.
THE CAYMAN ISLANDS ARE A REPUTABLE OFFSHORE FINANCE CENTRE Resolute measures have been taken by the Cayman Islands Government in recent years to protect and enhance the reputation of the islands as a base for offshore financial operations.
CAYMAN BANKING SUPERVISION Government policy is to protect the Cayman Islands status as a reputable international financial centre through strict examination procedures for new licenses and close supervision of the business of existing licensees.
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 About Cayman Islands: Geography & History
Grand Cayman is the largest and most populated island; it is some 480 miles south of Miami, 150 miles south of Cuba and about 180 miles west of Jamaica.
In 1655 Jamaica was captured from Spain by Britain and was ceded along with the Cayman Islands to the British Crown in 1670 by the Treaty of Madrid.
Although the islands were well located for trade with passing sailships, as steam gradually replaced sail the islands became increasingly cut off from the outside world.
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 Cayman Islands visitor guide and information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The islands have a rich history, and celebrate their traditions with some wonderfully colourful local festivals.
Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, lies 150 miles south of Cuba and 180 miles northeast of Jamaica.
You cannot enter the Cayman Islands on a one-way ticket unless you are a resident of the island.
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 IFFISO : Cayman Islands Financial Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Cayman Islands are situated in the Caribbean, 290km (180 miles) northwest of Jamaica, 240km (480 miles) south of Cuba and 770km (480 miles) south of Miami.
The island country comprises Grand Cayman, the largest and most populous of the islands, and the sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, which lie approximately 143km (89 miles) northeast of Grand Cayman and are separated from each other by a channel about seven miles wide.
The islands are peaks of a subterranean mountain range extending from Cuba towards the Gulf of Honduras.
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 Cayman Islands Guide - Geography / Land of the Cayman Islands (Adventure Guide to the Cayman Islands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman are 80 miles east-northeast of Grand Cayman and are separated from each other by seven miles of ocean.
These three islands are the peaks of a submerged mountain range, Cayman Ridge, part of a chain running from Cuba to near Belize.
The islands are actually limestone outcroppings with little soil, so vegetation is not as lush as that found on other Caribbean islands.
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 Caribbean Guide - Cayman Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The official currency of the Caymans is the Cayman Islands Dollar, which is fixed to the U.S. Dollar at a rate of $1(CI) to $1.25(USD).
The Cayman Islands are some of the safest destinations in the Caribbean; with a very strong tourism-driven economy, there is a not much of a gap between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” Theft is not widespread, but observing caution never hurts; make sure to lock vehicles and hotel rooms, and take care of your valuables.
Cayman life focuses on the seas, with boating and diving being two of the most popular activities.
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 Picture page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Cayman Brac is the only one of the islands with any geological features visible from the sea.
It has a stone bluff running the length of the island that is 140 feet tall at its highest point.
The islands do lie in the hurricane belt but are lucky to not have sustained major damage from a hurricane since 1932.
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 Cayman Islands Country and Foreign Investment Regime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Cayman Brac is the most scenic island with a large bluff rising west to east along the island and rising to 140 feet at the eastern tip, ending in a sheer cliff.
In 1655 Cayman officially became part of the British Empire under the Treaty of Madrid and for the next 300 years the islands were administered as a dependency of Jamaica.
The Cayman Islands Work Permit Board said it would be adhering strictly to the law on term limits for work permit holders, and the Board Chairman David Ritch expressed concern about issues such as insufficient documentation and the geographic balance of the work force.
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 Cayman Islands - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The islands are a part of the Cayman Ridge that extends west from Cuba and both Grand Cayman and Little Cayman are flat with little surface drainage.
Cayman Brac has a central limestone plateau which rises easterly to an elevation of 42 metres (138 feet).
All the islands lie within the hurricane belt and are ringed by coral reefs.
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 Cayman Islands
In 1962 the Federation was dissolved and the Cayman Islands decided to remain a British dependency.
Located in the Caribbean the Cayman Islands have a tropical marine climate with warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April).
The Cayman Islands have an abundance of wildlife and domestic animals.
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 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands were under a hurricane watch, meaning those conditions could be felt within 36 hours, and a tropical storm warning was posted there and for the coast of Honduras.
The Cayman Islands were under a hurricane watch Tuesday and a tropical storm warning is posted there and along the coast of Honduras.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - A tropical storm warning was in effect Sunday for the Cayman Islands as a tropical depression moved through the Atlantic on a path that could threaten the U.S. Gulf Coast later this week as a hurricane, forecasters said...
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 Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce: About the Cayman Islands: Demographics
The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean, 180 miles northwest of Jamaica and 480 miles south of Miami, Florida.
The Census counted all persons present in the Cayman Islands on Census Day (the “de facto” population) as well as residents abroad providing that they had not been overseas for a continuous period of over 1 year.
The following topics and charts are excerpts from the Report of the Cayman Islands 1999 Population and Housing Census, a complete Census report can be acquired by contacting the Statistics Office located in Elizabethan Square at 345.949.0940 or 345.244.1620.
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 Geography Of Cayman Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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 The World Travel Guide Online - Cayman Islands
GEOGRAPHY: The Cayman Islands are a British Dependent Territory situated in the Caribbean, 290km (180 miles) northwest of Jamaica, 240km (480 miles) south of Cuba and 770km (480 miles) south of Miami.
The island country comprise Grand Cayman, the largest and most populous of the islands, and the sister islands of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac,
All three islands are surrounded by healthy coral reefs which lie at the top of dramatic walls and drop-offs close to shore, creating ideal conditions for diving and sportfishing.
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