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  • Status: Overseas territory

    Governor: Helen Kilpatrick (2013)

    Premier: Alden McLaughlin (2013)

    Total area: 101 sq mi (262 sq km)

    Population (2010 est.): 54,878 (growth rate: 2.4%); birth rate: 12.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 7.6/1000; life expectancy: 80.3; density per sq mi: 549

    Capital (2010 est.): George Town (on Grand Cayman), 27,704

    Monetary unit: Cayman Islands dollar

    National Holiday: Constitution Day, First Monday in July

    Literacy rate: 98% (1970 est.)

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $1.391 billion; per capita $32,300. Real growth rate: 1.7% (2002 est.). Inflation: 2.8% (2002). Unemployment: 4.1% (1997). Arable land: 4%. Agriculture: vegetables, fruit; livestock; turtle farming. Labor force: 19,820 (1995); agriculture 1.4%, industry 12.6%, services 86% (1995). Industries: tourism, banking, insurance and finance, construction, construction materials, furniture. Natural resources: fish, climate and beaches that foster tourism. Exports: $1.2 million (1999): turtle products, manufactured consumer goods. Imports: $457.4 million (1999): foodstuffs, manufactured goods. Major trading partners: U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, UK, Netherlands Antilles, Japan (2004).

    Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 19,000 (1995); mobile cellular: 2,534 (1995). Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (1998). Radios: 36,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: n.a. Televisions: 7,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 16 (2000). Internet users: n.a.

    Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 785 km; paved: 785 km (2000). Ports and harbors: Cayman Brac, George Town. Airports: 3 (2002).

    International disputes: none.

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