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Cayman Islands Facts & Figures

Flag of Cayman Islands
Total area: 101 sq mi (262 sq km)
Population (2008 est.): 47,762
Capital (2003 est.): George Town - 29,400
Currency: Cayman Islands dollar
Religion: Christian
Time zone: GMT-5, DST is not observed
Electricity: AC 110V/60Hz, "american" standard plugs are used

The country occupies three islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, situated about 290 km (180 miles) northwest of Jamaica and 240 km (150 miles) south of Cuba. Little Cayman and Cayman Brac lie around 143km (89 miles) northeast of Grand Cayman.

Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory with tourism and finance being the major industries (they are considered the fifth-largest banking center in the world). The Caymans are very popular tourist destination in the Caribbean, thanks to excellent beaches (with the world-famous Seven Mile Beach), clear waters and outstanding coral reefs surrounding the islands. Caymanians also have the highest standard of living among all Caribbean countries.

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