The island experiences
average temperatures of
around 80 F (27 C), with the
Trade Winds providing a
constant warm breeze. With
no high mountains to block
the sun's rays and in the
absence of the type of
vegetation that attracts
English is the official language
spoken in Anguilla, but the locals have an
accent and way of speaking that is all their own.
uses the Eastern Caribbean dollar, but the U.S. dollar
is also widely
circulated. Learn more about the types of payment
accepted on the island.
population stood at 6, 800 as of 1987; in addition, a
small number of expatriates from North America and
Western Europe lived on the island. Annual population
growth averaged 0.7 percent between 1982 and 1985.
city of Anguilla is known as the Valley.
Anguilla is a British
abroad territory in the Caribbean east of Puerto Rico.