Cayman Islands: At a glance
Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized 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.
How big is Cayman Islands compared to Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha?
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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources:
The World Factbook.