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 Anguilla
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Area: 96 sq km (37 sq miles)
Population: 16,086 (July 2014 est.)
Capital City: The Valley
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Key Facts
Government Type A parliamentary representative democratic dependency
Independence None (overseas territory of the UK)
Constitution Anguilla Constitutional Order 1 April 1982; amended 1990
Legal system Based on English common law
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Executive Branch

Head of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Christina SCOTT (since 23 July 2013)

Head of government: Chief Minister Victor F. BANKS (since 23 April 2015)

Cabinet: Executive Council appointed by the governor from among the elected members of the House of Assembly

Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition usually appointed chief minister by the governor

Legislative Branch

Unicameral House of Assembly (11 seats; 7 members elected by direct popular vote, 2 ex officio members, and 2 appointed; members serve five-year terms)

Elections: last held on 23 April 2015 (next to be held on April 2020)

Election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - AUF 6, IND 1

Judicial Branch High Court (judge provided by Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court)
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Australian Government - Anguilla
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
BBC News Territory Profile - Anguilla
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.
CIA World Factbook - Anguilla
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
Country Health Profile - Anguilla
Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
ITC - Anguilla
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).
Library of Congress Portals to the World - Anguilla
Country portal and resources compiled by Library of Congress subject experts.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Anguilla
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Anguilla
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.
United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Anguilla
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Diplomacy and Aid
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CARICOM - Anguilla
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. It is a regional organization dedicated to improving development, trade and economics, international competitiveness and economic leverage, coordination of foreign economic policies, and standards of living and work.
Delegation of the European Union to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the Eastern Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines).
European Union Relations with Anguilla
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with Anguilla.
OECS - Anguilla
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands are associate members.
ReliefWeb - Anguilla
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Anguilla from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the OECS Subregional Office
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention. UNDP Barbados is a subregional, multi-country office that serves the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Christopher and Nevis (also called St. Kitts and Nevis), Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines).
United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) - Anguilla
"UKOTA exists to promote the interests of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories and co-operation between them. Specifically UKOTA demonstrates the collective and individual partnerships between the territories and Her Majesty's Government."
Media
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Caribbean Cable Communications Television Multichannel provider
Radio Anguilla Radio Government-owned station
Heart Beat Radio Radio Commercial station
Kool FM Radio Commercial station
The Anguillian Press Weekly newspaper
The Light Press Weekly newspaper
Caribbean News Agency News Agency Public-private agency in English-speaking Caribbean
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