Facts About Anguilla

There are lots of things your can learn about Anguilla. Below are some basic facts about Anguilla which can inform you before travelling to Anguilla or complement your stay in Anguilla.

Official Language

Anguilla’s official language is English but one may find that some words are not what they seem. To help you understand, here’s Anguilla Language 101.

Capital

Anguilla’s capital is The Valley. There, all government offices and banks (main branches) are situated. It is also located almost exactly in the middle of the island.

Location

Anguilla is the most northerly island in the Eastern Caribbean and is located 18.2°N Latitude and 63°W Longitude. It is 193.94 miles SE of San Juan, Puerto Rico (55 minute flight). Anguilla’s zip code is AI-2640 and flight code is AXA.

Anguilla Beaches

Anguilla has 33 beaches, of which, many have ranked world’s best on numerous occassions. Anguilla’s beaches offer peace, quiet and serentity along with crystal clear water – a Caribbean playground for the young and the old.

Anguilla Businesses

Although small in size, Anguilla’s businesses offer an optimum standard in good and services. You can find many of these businesses in the Anguilla Directory.

Size & Population

Anguilla is 35 sq. miles: 16 miles long by 3.5 miles at its widest point.
It’s population was estimated at 15,094 in 2011 and 2014 Projected GDP of EC$841.78 mil.

Government of Anguilla

Anguilla is a British Oversees Territory and has a Ministerial Government who serve 5 year terms. They are elected from 7 constituencies. Find out more about the Government of Anguilla on their website.

Currency

Anguilla’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD), however, the US Dollar (USD) is accepted at an exchange rate of US$1=EC$2.70 (varies).

Medical

Dial 911 for emergency or contact the Princess Alexandria Hospital at (264)497-2551. If necessary, ask your concierge for a list of physicians.

Ambulance

Anguilla’s ambulances are equipped with certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

Police

The Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF) has 100+ officers committed to serve and protect.

Pets

Traveling with pets is possible, however, certain rules and regulations exist. Contact the Agriculture Department for info on pet, animal and plant importation. Call (264)497-2615 or email william.vanterpool@gov.ai

Electricity

The Anguilla Electricity Company (Anglec) supplies the island with 110v (60 cycles). U.S. Outlets are typically used.

Communication

Anguilla uses the area code (264). Landlines and mobile services are widely accessible. Most mobile networks now offer 4G services. Free Wifi is available in most commercial/social areas. Anguilla has 11 FM and 3 AM radio stations. Two local television stations exist.

Cruising

Cruising to Anguilla requires clearance from the Immigration marine base in Road Bay. Moorings are installed in marine parks to prevent damage to reefs. Need to find out how to get to Anguilla?

Anguilla National Symbols

National Symbols Flag of Anguilla

Anguilla National Symbol boat race
National Sport – Boat race

Anguilla National Symbols National Dish
National Dish – Peas & Rice and Fish

Anguilla National Symbols Ground Lizard
National Animal – Ground Lizard

Anguilla National Symbol Cedar Tree
National Tree & Flower – White Cedar

National Symbol turtle dove
National Bird – Turtle Dove

Anguilla National Symbols National Colours
National Colours – Orange, White & Turquoise

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