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    Information About Anguilla

    About Anguilla

    Anguilla, the British Foreign Territory in the Caribbean, has its capital at The Valley, Motto - Strength and Endurance, National Anthem – Long Live Anguilla, National Flower – White Cedar and National Bird - Zenaida dove. It ranks 220th in the world in terms of Area and 215th in terms of population.

    History of Anguilla

    Anguilla was first inhabited by the Arawaks, who arrived from South America around 2000 B.C. The British were the 1st people to explore the islands. They had previously colonized Saint Kitts and Anguilla was next in the list in 1650. Anguilla, like all other Caribbean islands, was under the stifle between the rulers of Britain and France. The two rivaled for complete control over Anguilla and its immensely profitable trade gateways and cash crops. The Irish colonists attacked Anguilla in 1688 and many of the Irish people became peaceful inhabitants of the Islands. Anguilla has also faced unsuccessful French invasions in 1745 and 1796.

    Anguilla was placed under the administrative authority of Saint Kitts by the new territorial administrative plans of the British Government in 1824. It was resented by the Anguillans who had the impression that Saint Kitts was least interested about their affairs. Strife was on between Anguilla and Saint Kitts until England’s Emancipation Act of 1883 officially obliterated the Slave Trade in its Caribbean colonies. Agriculture was the main livelihood for the Anguillans until 1960s.

    Anguillans were persistent for direct British rule till the early 20th century. Finally around 1967, the great strife of the Anguillans with Saint Kitts forced the British government to intervene sending military. In July 1971, Anguilla was officially under British rule. In 1980, December 19th, the Island was completely alienated from Saint Kitts.

    After 1980, Anguilla has flourished as a separate reliant territory. Economic affluence and end of combat with Saint Kitts have made Anguilla expectant about their future.

    Geography of Anguilla

    Anguilla is an island in the Leeward Islands, which positions between the Caribbean Sea in the west and the sweeping Atlantic Ocean in the east. Positioned in between east and south of Puerto Rico and north of the Windward chain Anguilla is a bedewed, long, flat,scrub-covered coral island. One of the Renaissance Islandsis alienated from the British Virgin Islands by the Anegada Passage. The island has no noteworthy elevations with its terrain comprising entirely of dunes, beaches and little limestone bluffs. The total land area of Anguilla is 102 sq. kms comprising a coastline of 61km.
    The highest point of Anguilla is Crocus Hill (65m) and
    The lowest point is the Caribbean Sea (0m).

    Climate of Anguilla

    Anguilla familiarizes a tropical wet and dry climateunder the Köppen climate classification. The town has a rather dry climate, curbed by northeast trade winds. Temperatures fluctuate little throughout the year. The wettest months are September and October, and the driest are February to March. Anguilla is exposed to hurricanes from June to November, peak season August to mid-October. Rainfall averages 890 mm annually.

    Natural Resources in Anguilla

    The main natural resources of Anguilla are salt, lobster and fishes.

    Famous Cities of Anguilla

    • The Valley (Capital)
    • Stoney Ground
    • The Farrington
    • George Hill
    • Island Harbour
    • Blowing Point Village
    • East End Village
    • Sandy Ground Village

    Tourist Attraction in Anguilla

    • Shoal Bay East
    • Meads Bay Beach
    • Rendezvous Bay Beach
    • Maundays Bay Beach
    • Sandy Ground Village
    • Island Harbour
    • Fountain Cavern National Park
    • Anguilla Dive Sites
    • Angillita, Sandy and Prickly Pear Islands
    • The Valley
    • Wallblake House
    • Heritage Collection Museum

    Famous Hotels in Anguilla

    Some of the popular hotels of Anguilla are:
    • Meads Bay Beach Villas
    • Beach Houses at Covecastles
    • Carimar Beach Club
    • Frangipani Beach Resort
    • Russian Amethyst at Altamer
    • Cap Juluca
    • CeBlue Villas
    • Passion Villa at Covecastles
    • Anacaona Boutique Hotel
    • Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort

    Anguilla Cuisine

    Anguilla's cuisine, alike that of other Islands in the Caribbean, is a blend of traditions. It conglomeratesfundamentals of native Caribbean cooking, French, Spanish and English influences, and a strong base of African customs. Much of the regional cooking is compact and substantial food intended to convey a worker through a long day. However, Anguilla is acknowledged for its overlay of international gastronomy, and offers a classy array of lighter plates as well. Anguilla makes good use of the local seafood assets. As an island, Anguilla supports scarcer forms of livestock. Imported beef, mutton,goat pork and poultry, with goat being by far the most prevalent, are the staple live stocks of Anguilla. Locally grown peppers, tomatoes, limes, callalloo (an African innate leaf green), other citrus and pigeon peas are common, as are garlic, ginger and onion. Squash,coconut andpumpkins also serve as staples. Imported rice, often served with pigeon peas, is a beloved, as are yams, sweet potatoesand breadfruit, which may be locally harvested. Potatoes are used, but as anancillary starch. Flourand Cornmealare both used, and are the main ingredients forJohnny cakes where a blend of both is used.

    Some of the most popular dishes of Anguilla are:
    • Barbecue and jerk,
    • Callalloo (a stew broiled on the African greens)
    • Dumplings
    • Lobster
    • Conch bisques
    • Marinated seafood dishes.

    International Airports in Anguilla

    The airport of Anguilla Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport is located in the capital city The Valley.
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015
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