What are the Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Parliamentary Democracy (UK self-governed territory)


The Cayman Islands are an island nation south of Cuba in the Caribbean. The dwarf state has a total area of ​​only 264 km² and a total coastline of 160 km. This land mass is roughly 1.1 times the size of Frankfurt. The Cayman Islands are thus one of the smallest countries in America and rank 214 in the world in terms of area.

In addition to the main island, there are two other small islands in the country. The Cayman Islands do not have any directly bordering countries. The distance between Berlin and the capital, George Town, is approximately 8,640 km.

Current time on the Cayman Islands:
Eastern Standard Time (EST) applies nationwide on the Cayman Islands. Unlike in Germany, however, there is no summer time here. So there is a time difference of -6 hours in winter. In summer, however, the time difference is -7 hours.
Sunrise + sunset


The currency in the Cayman Islands is the Cayman Dollar (KYD).
1 dollar is divided into 100 cents.
Status: May 20, 2021
1 euro = 1.02 dollars
1 dollar = 0.99 euros

The climate in the Cayman Islands

As in all equatorial countries, the Cayman Islands have a tropical climate. There is no difference between the seasons as there is in Central Europe. The length of the day hardly fluctuates and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also smaller. The average maximum daily temperatures are between 28 and 32 degrees, depending on the season. In the colder months, the temperature drops to 23 ° C in the monthly mean at night.

Average day and night temperatures



Church of God22,6%
Pentecostal Christians7,1%
Catholics (Roman)14,1%
Jehovah's Witnesses1,1%



The Cayman Islands are regularly listed as a tax haven by several organizations.

Land use

61% urban areas:161 km²
11% agriculture:30 km²
53% forests:140 km²



Road network:785 km
Commercial ports:170

The main cities

George Town / Capital28.000
West Bay11.000
Bodden Town10.000
East end1.640
North Side1.180

Political indicators

(Based on the World Bank's "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
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Freedom of speech:

The following international markings apply to this country:
ISO 3166-1 alpha3: CYM ISO 3166-1 alpha2: KY ISO 3166-1 numeric: 136 Fips10: CJ STANAG: CYM IOC: CAY UN / LOCODE: KY Domain ending: ky Country code: +1809

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