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Map of Cayman Islands

Map of Cayman Islands

The capital of Cayman Islands is George Town (on Grand Cayman).

Cayman Islands Flag

Flag of Cayman Islands

The flag of Cayman Islands is a blue field, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Caymanian coat of arms cantered on the outer half of the flag.

The coat of arms includes a crest with a pineapple, representing the connection with Jamaica; and a turtle, representing Cayman's seafaring tradition; above a shield bearing a golden lion, symbolizing Great Britain; below which are three green stars (representing the three islands) surmounting white and blue wavy lines representing the sea.

A scroll at the bottom bears the motto He Hath Founded It Upon The Seas.

Cayman Islands - Background Information

The Cayman Islands were colonised from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863.

In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies.

When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

Geographically

Caribbean - three-island group (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) in Caribbean Sea; 240km south of Cuba and 268km north-west of Jamaica.

Administrative Divisions

8 districts:

Creek; Eastern; Midland; South Town; Spot Bay; Stake Bay; West End; Western.

Independence

None.

Overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

National Holiday

Constitution Day: First Monday in July.

Cayman Travel Guides

Fodor's In Focus Cayman Islands (Full-color Travel Guide) Cayman Islands & Jamaica 1:37,500/250,000 (International Travel Maps) Cayman Islands Offshore Tax Guide Volume 1 Strategic Information, Regulations, Agreements (World Strategic and Business Information Library)

Caribbean Travel Guides - Caribbean Island Maps.

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