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General Facts

Area: 91 km2 (35 sq miles)

Capital City: The Valley (District)

Population: 15,094 (2011 census)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None

Coastline: 61 km (38 miles)

Currency: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD), but the US Dollar is widely used.

Government: Parliamentary Representative Democratic Dependency


Anguilla has a tropical wet and dry climate. The city has a rather dry climate, moderated by northeast trade winds. Temperatures vary little throughout the year. Average daily maximum range from about 27 °C (80.6 °F) in December to 30 °C (86 °F) in July. Rainfall is erratic, averaging about 900 mm (35.4 in) per year, the wettest months being September and October, and the driest February and March. Anguilla is vulnerable to hurricanes from June to November, peak season August to mid-October.

Five Largest Districts: 

1. North Side (1,980)

2. South Hill (1,722)

3. Stoney Ground (1,549)

4. The Valley (1,067)

5. Island Harbour (988 )

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