Dialing code ++1-345
ISO 2 code KY
ISO 3 code CYM
Capital George Town
Main Language English
Currency Dollar (KYD)
GDP $1.9 billion 174th
Population 44,270 214th


Continent North America
Location Caribbean three-island group (Grand Cayman Cayman Brac Little Cayman) in Caribbean Sea 240 km south of Cuba and 268 km northwest of Jamaica
Land 262 km2 212th
Terrain Low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs
Climate Tropical marine; warm rainy summers (May to October) and cool relatively dry winters (November to April)
Natural Hazards Low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs
Note: Important location between Cuba and Central America

Neighbouring Countries


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.
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Life Expectancy 80.44 years 14th
Median Age 38.1 years 41st
Birth Rate 12.36 births/1,000 population 153rd
Death Rate 4.89 births/1,000 population 178th
Sex Ratio 0.89 male(s)/female 41st
Literacy 98.0% 58th



Roadways 785 km 181st
Railways None km
Airports 3 182nd
Waterways None km
Heliports None
Airports paved 2 53rd


Currency Dollar (KYD)
GDP $1.9 billion 174th
GDP per capita (PPP) $43800 12th