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Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 262 sq km 2008 203th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 5.47 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 161st out of 224
Area > Total 264 sq km 2013 210th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 176th out of 246
Climate tropical marine; warm, rainy summers (May to October) and cool, relatively dry winters (November to April) 2013
Coastline 160 km 2014 147th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 19 30 N, 80 30 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 260 sq km 2008 189th out of 199
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 2013
Natural resources fish, climate and beaches that foster tourism 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 260 km² 2005 196th out of 204
Terrain low-lying limestone base surrounded by coral reefs 2013
Total area > Sq. km 260 2008 189th out of 199

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database

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Cayman Islands Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Surface area 3
Land use 3