Area: 264 sq km
Population: 63 415 inhab. (estimate 2017)
Density: 240.21 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 19° N; long. 80° W
Capital: George Town (chief town) 32 808 inhab. (2017);
Currency: Cayman Islands dollar (100 cents)
Internet: www.eso.ky (Government of the Cayman Islands)
Member of  Caricom associated

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands
Useful information

GMT  -5
DST  not applied


Politics and current affairs

A British colony since 1670, it was a dependency of Jamaica until its independence in 1962.

Geography.
A group of three islands (Grand Cayman, 197 km², pop. 60 882 in 2017; Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, pop. 1868 in 2015) in the Caribbean south Cuba.
The calcareous islands ringed by coral have a tropical climate with hot wet summer and dry cooler winters.

Administrative division

Administrative division
IslandAREAINHABITANTSYEAR
Cayman Brac39 sq km1 868 inhab.2015
Grand Cayman197 sq km60 882 inhab.2017
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
George Town32 808inhab.2017
Bodden Town13 081inhab.2017
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2018)
75+
60-74
45-59
30-44
15-29
0-14
MALEAGEFEMALE
Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate9.92017
Death rate3.42017
Religions
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
other27.7%2010
Church of God22.6%2010


Languages
DESCRIPTION
English
Population by selected age groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
0-14 years17.9%2018
15-29 years18.8%2018


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Economy


Economy.
The lenient tax system has created an important non-regulated financial market.

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Agricultural prod. index (2004-06=100)103.05index2016
Balance of trade-1 146M US$2018
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.7%2015
industry13.2%2015
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.4%2017
industry7.6%2017
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land2.92%2015
forests52.92%2015
Agriculture - products - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.0071000 t2017
roots and tubers, total0.0371000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
squashes0.0431000 t2017
tomatoes0.0051000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts0.0171000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total0.3481000 t2014
Agriculture - products - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits0.061000 t2017
citrus fruits, nes0.061000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
avocados0.0211000 t2017
bananas0.2151000 t2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.0021000 ha2017
sweet potatoes0.0011000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pumpkins and squashes0.0151000 ha2017
tomatoes0.0011000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.3091000 ha2017
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle2.1111000 heads2017
cattle and buffaloes2.1111000 heads2017
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs1.1881000 heads2017
Livestock - Goats
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
goats2.3711000 heads2017
Livestock - Poultry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
birds61000 heads2017
Livestock - Beekeeping
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
honey0.011000 t2014
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
eggs0.0071000 t2017
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
marine fishes125t2017
total catch125t2017
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal650M kWh2016
non-renewable electricity generation100%2016
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal1321000 kW2016
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation650M kWh2016
total installed capacity1321000 kW2016
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Industry

Industry - Various
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufacturing production30.5M US$2017
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
201834M US$ -
201733M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
20181 180M US$ -
20171 051M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenditures166M US$2016
Number of arrivals418 000units2017
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet165units2018
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage4 299 264t2018
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Broadband subscribers403.768per 1000 pop.2016
Daily newspapers348.1per 1000 pop.2004
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Social and welfare

Social statistics - Education
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expected years of schooling11.9years2008
Graduates224units2008
Social statistics - Students and Teachers by level
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Teachers, primary level273units2018
Teachers, secondary level317units2018
Social statistics - Health
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Hospital beds1.8per 1000 pop.2009
Physicians2.2per 1000 pop.2003
Social statistics - Diseases
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Tuberculosis (prevalence)0.45per 100 000 pop.2008
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to electricity100%2017
Access to improved drinking-water source96%2010
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