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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Anguilla 
  n  1:  a  British  colony  in  the  West  Indies  [syn:  {Anguilla}] 
  2:  type  genus  of  the  Anguillidae:  eels  [syn:  {Anguilla},  {genus 
  Anguilla}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Anguilla,  MS  (town,  FIPS  1500) 
  Location:  32.97214  N,  90.82824  W 
  Population  (1990):  883  (287  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  38721 
 
  From  The  CIA  World  Factbook  (1995)  [world95]: 
 
  Anguilla 
 
  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  Anguilla:Geography 
 
  Location:  Caribbean,  island  in  the  Caribbean  Sea,  east  of  Puerto  Rico 
 
  Map  references:  Central  America  and  the  Caribbean 
 
  Area: 
  total  area:  91  sq  km 
  land  area:  91  sq  km 
  comparative  area:  about  half  the  size  of  Washington,  DC 
 
  Land  boundaries:  0  km 
 
  Coastline:  61  km 
 
  Maritime  claims: 
  exclusive  fishing  zone:  200  nm 
  territorial  sea:  3  nm 
 
  International  disputes:  none 
 
  Climate:  tropical;  moderated  by  northeast  trade  winds 
 
  Terrain:  flat  and  low-lying  island  of  coral  and  limestone 
 
  Natural  resources:  negligible;  salt,  fish,  lobster 
 
  Land  use: 
  arable  land:  NA% 
  permanent  crops:  NA% 
  meadows  and  pastures:  NA% 
  forest  and  woodland:  NA% 
  other:  NA%  (mostly  rock  with  sparse  scrub  oak,  few  trees,  some 
  commercial  salt  ponds) 
 
  Irrigated  land:  NA  sq  km 
 
  Environment: 
  current  issues:  supplies  of  potable  water  sometimes  cannot  meet 
  increasing  demand  largely  because  of  poor  distribution  system 
  natural  hazards:  frequent  hurricanes  and  other  tropical  storms  (July 
  to  October) 
  international  agreements:  NA 
 
  Anguilla:People 
 
  Population:  7,099  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Age  structure: 
  0-14  years:  32%  (female  1,129;  male  1,115) 
  15-64  years:  60%  (female  2,101;  male  2,126) 
  65  years  and  over:  8%  (female  362;  male  266)  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Population  growth  rate:  0.66%  (1995  est.) 
 
  Birth  rate:  24.09  births/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Death  rate:  8.03  deaths/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Net  migration  rate:  -9.44  migrant(s)/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Infant  mortality  rate:  17.3  deaths/1,000  live  births  (1995  est.) 
 
  Life  expectancy  at  birth: 
  total  population:  74.1  years 
  male:  71.32  years 
  female:  76.91  years  (1995  est.) 
 
  Total  fertility  rate:  3.05  children  born/woman  (1995  est.) 
 
  Nationality: 
  noun:  Anguillan(s) 
  adjective:  Anguillan 
 
  Ethnic  divisions:  black  African 
 
  Religions:  Anglican  40%,  Methodist  33%,  Seventh-Day  Adventist  7%, 
  Baptist  5%,  Roman  Catholic  3%,  other  12% 
 
  Languages:  English  (official) 
 
  Literacy:  age  12  and  over  can  read  and  write  (1984) 
  total  population:  95% 
  male:  95% 
  female:  95% 
 
  Labor  force:  4,400  (1992) 
  by  occupation:  commerce  36%,  services  29%,  construction  18%, 
  transportation  and  utilities  10%,  manufacturing  3%, 
  agriculture/fishing/forestry/mining  4% 
 
  Anguilla:Government 
 
  Names: 
  conventional  long  form:  none 
  conventional  short  form:  Anguilla 
 
  Digraph:  AV 
 
  Type:  dependent  territory  of  the  UK 
 
  Capital:  The  Valley 
 
  Administrative  divisions:  none  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  Independence:  none  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  National  holiday:  Anguilla  Day  30  May 
 
  Constitution:  Anguilla  Constitutional  Orders  1  April  1982;  amended 
  1990 
 
  Legal  system:  based  on  English  common  law 
 
  Suffrage:  18  years  of  age;  universal 
 
  Executive  branch: 
  chief  of  state:  Queen  ELIZABETH  II  (since  6  February  1952), 
  represented  by  Governor  Alan  W.  SHAVE  (since  14  August  1992) 
  head  of  government:  Chief  Minister  Hubert  HUGHES  (since  16  March  1994) 
 
  cabinet:  Executive  Council;  appointed  by  the  governor  from  the  elected 
  members  of  the  House  of  Assembly 
 
  Legislative  branch:  unicameral 
  House  of  Assembly:  elections  last  held  16  March  1994  (next  to  be  held 
  March  1999);  results  -  percent  of  vote  by  party  NA  seats  -  (11  total, 
  7  elected)  ANA  2,  AUP  2,  ADP  2,  independent  1 
 
  Judicial  branch:  High  Court 
 
  Political  parties  and  leaders:  Anguilla  National  Alliance  (ANA); 
  Anguilla  United  Party  (AUP),  Hubert  HUGHES;  Anguilla  Democratic  Party 
  (ADP),  Victor  BANKS 
 
  Member  of:  CARICOM  (observer),  CDB,  INTERPOL  subbureau 
 
  Diplomatic  representation  in  US:  none  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  US  diplomatic  representation:  none  (dependent  territory  of  the  UK) 
 
  Flag:  two  horizontal  bands  of  white  (top,  almost  triple  width)  and 
  light  blue  with  three  orange  dolphins  in  an  interlocking  circular 
  design  centered  in  the  white  band;  a  new  flag  may  have  been  in  use 
  since  30  May  1990 
 
  Economy 
 
  Overview:  Anguilla  has  few  natural  resources,  and  the  economy  depends 
  heavily  on  lobster  fishing,  offshore  banking,  tourism,  and  remittances 
  from  emigrants.  In  recent  years  the  economy  has  benefited  from  a  boom 
  in  tourism  and  construction.  Development  plans  center  around  the 
  improvement  of  the  infrastructure,  particularly  transport  and  tourist 
  facilities,  and  also  light  industry. 
 
  National  product:  GDP  -  purchasing  power  parity  -  $49  million  (1993 
  est.) 
 
  National  product  real  growth  rate:  7.5%  (1992) 
 
  National  product  per  capita:  $7,000  (1993  est.) 
 
  Inflation  rate  (consumer  prices):  3%  (1992  est.) 
 
  Unemployment  rate:  7%  (1992  est.) 
 
  Budget: 
  revenues:  $13.8  million 
  expenditures:  $15.2  million,  including  capital  expenditures  of  $2.4 
  million  (1992  est.) 
 
  Exports:  $556,000  (f.o.b.,  1992) 
  commodities:  lobster  and  salt 
  partners:  NA 
 
  Imports:  $33.5  million  (f.o.b.,  1992) 
  commodities:  NA 
  partners:  NA 
 
  External  debt:  $NA 
 
  Industrial  production:  growth  rate  NA% 
 
  Electricity: 
  capacity:  2,000  kW 
  production:  6  million  kWh 
  consumption  per  capita:  862  kWh  (1992) 
 
  Industries:  tourism,  boat  building,  salt 
 
  Agriculture:  pigeon  peas,  corn,  sweet  potatoes,  sheep,  goats,  pigs, 
  cattle,  poultry,  fishing  (including  lobster) 
 
  Economic  aid: 
  recipient:  Western  (non-US)  countries,  ODA  and  OOF  bilateral 
  commitments  (1970-89),  $38  million 
 
  Currency:  1  EC  dollar  (EC$)  =  100  cents 
 
  Exchange  rates:  East  Caribbean  dollars  (EC$)  per  US$1  -  2.70  (fixed 
  rate  since  1976) 
 
  Fiscal  year:  NA 
 
  Anguilla:Transportation 
 
  Railroads:  0  km 
 
  Highways: 
  total:  105  km  (1992  est.) 
  paved:  65  km 
  unpaved:  gravel  and  earth  40  km 
 
  Ports:  Blowing  Point,  Road  Bay 
 
  Merchant  marine:  none 
 
  Airports: 
  total:  3 
  with  paved  runways  914  to  1,523  m:  1 
  with  paved  runways  under  914  m:  2 
 
  Anguilla:Communications 
 
  Telephone  system:  890  telephones;  modern  internal  telephone  system 
  local:  NA 
  intercity:  NA 
  international:  radio  relay  microwave  link  to  island  of  Saint  Martin 
 
  Radio: 
  broadcast  stations:  AM  3,  FM  1,  shortwave  0 
  radios:  NA 
 
  Television: 
  broadcast  stations:  0 
  televisions:  NA 
 
  Anguilla:Defense  Forces 
 
  Note:  defense  is  the  responsibility  of  the  UK 
 
 
 




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