Anguilla Abbreviations

Anguilla is a British possession in the Caribbean with extensive autonomy. Apart from the main island of Anguilla, the land area consists of several other small islands and grounds that are often small and uninhabited.

Capital: The Valley
Biggest city: The Valley
State: British territory
Language: English
Religion: Protestantism
Surface: 102 km
Population: 17,600 (2013)
Population density: 132 residents per km²
Life expectancy: 79 years
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
$ 1 = $ 3.11
Time difference: -5 hours
Electricity: 240 V AC, 50 Hz
National Day: 30 May
Country area code: 1 264
2-Letter country abbreviation: AI
Business: service sector 65%, construction sector 18%, transport and public utilities 10%, manufacturing 3%, agriculture 4%
Climate: tropical, mitigated by trade winds

Anguilla was first occupied in prehistory by Native American tribes who emigrated from South America. The date of the first European discovery is uncertain but some sources claim that Columbus targeted the island in 1493 while others claim that the island was first discovered by the French in 1564 or 1565.

Anguilla was first colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in early 1650. Anguilla was administered by Britain until the beginning of the 19th century, when the island was incorporated together with Saint Kitts and Nevis into a single British possession, which the residents themselves were against. After a brief period as a self-proclaimed independent republic in 1969, Anguilla became a separate British possession in 1980.

Anguilla is well known for its spectacular and ecologically important coral reefs. Anguilla’s thin poor soil is highly unsuitable for agriculture and the island has few land-based natural resources. The main industry is tourism and fishing, where foreign-based companies play an important role in the economy.

Acronym Meaning
AV Anguilla
AI Anguilla
AIA Anguilla
AARF Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation
ADP Anguilla Democratic Party
AHTA Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association
ANA Anguilla National Alliance
AUP Anguilla United Party
AXAS Anguilla, Anguilla
AXA Anguilla, Anguilla


Electricity and electrical outlets in Anguilla

Voltage: 110 V

Frequency: 60 Hz

Type of plug: A

Need an adapter: Yes, Swedes need an adapter.


Weather in The Valley

Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Christmas Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temperature °C 27 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 28 27
Soltim / day 9 9 9 10 9 10 9 9 9 8 9 8