Area: 264 sq km
Population: 69 914 inhab. (estimate 2019)
Density: 264.83 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 19° N; long. 80° W
Capital: George Town (chief town) 36 547 inhab. (2019);
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. 67 676 in 2019; Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, pop. 2238 in 2019) 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 km67 676 inhab.2019
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
George Town36 547inhab.2019
West Bay14 183inhab.2019
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2020)
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 years17.7%2020
15-29 years18.5%2020


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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 160M US$2020
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.7%2015
industry13.2%2015
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.421%2019
industry7.658%2019
Financial data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
International reserves216.8M US$2020
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land2.917%2018
forests53.375%2018
Agriculture - products - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.0071000 t2018
roots and tubers, total0.0381000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
squashes0.0411000 t2018
tomatoes0.0051000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts0.0191000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total0.351000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits0.0591000 t2018
citrus fruits, nes0.0591000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
avocados0.0221000 t2018
bananas0.2171000 t2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.0021000 ha2018
sweet potatoes0.0011000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pumpkins and squashes0.0141000 ha2018
tomatoes0.0011000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.2851000 ha2018
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle2.1241000 heads2018
cattle and buffaloes2.1241000 heads2018
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs1.211000 heads2018
Livestock - Goats
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
goats2.4591000 heads2018
Livestock - Poultry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
birds6$1000 heads2018
Livestock - Beekeeping
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
honey0.011000 t2018
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
eggs0.0081000 t2018
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
marine fishes125t2019
total catch125t2019
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal679M kWh2019
non-renewable electricity generation97.675%2019
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal1611000 kW2018
- other renew.10$1000 kW2019
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation695.17M kWh2019
total installed capacity1711000 kW2018
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Industry

Industry - Various
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufacturing production49.269M US$2018
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
202055$M US$ -
201954$M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
20201 215M US$ -
20191 420M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenditures174M US$2016
Number of arrivals503 000units2019
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet160units2021
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage4 527 646t2021
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Broadband subscribers492.758per 1000 pop.2017
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
Students, primary level4 299units2018
Students, secondary level3 476units2018
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%2019
Access to improved drinking-water source96.125%2016
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