Anguilla (// ann-GWIL-ə) is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean. It is one of the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles, lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla, approximately 16 miles (26 kilometres) long by 3 miles (5 km) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The territory's capital is The Valley. The total land area of the territory is 35 square miles (91 km2), with a population of approximately 14,731 (2018).
"Unity, Strength and Endurance"
|Anthem: "God Save the Queen"|
|National song: "God Bless Anguilla"|
Location of Anguilla (red)
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Federation with Saint Kitts and Nevis||1871|
|Secession and independence||12 July 1967|
|British control restored||18 March 1969|
and largest city
|Ethnic groups |
|Demonym(s)||Anguillan (Natives call themselves Anguillian)|
|Government||Parliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy|
• Deputy Governor
|Perin A. Bradley|
|Legislature||House of Assembly|
|Government of the United Kingdom|
|91 km2 (35 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
|Highest elevation||240 ft (73 m)|
• 2018 estimate
|14,731 (not ranked)|
• 2011 census
|132/km2 (341.9/sq mi) (not ranked)|
|GDP (PPP)||2014 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD)|
|Time zone||UTC–4 (AST)|
|ISO 3166 code||AI|
The name Anguilla is from the Italian anguilla, meaning "eel" (in turn from the Latin anguilla, diminutive of anguis, snake) in reference to the island's shape. It is believed by most sources to have been named by Christopher Columbus. For similar reasons, it was also known as Snake or Snake Island.
Anguilla was first settled by Indigenous Amerindian peoples who migrated from South America. The earliest Native American artefacts found on Anguilla have been dated to around 1300 BC; remains of settlements date from AD 600. The native Arawak name for the island was Malliouhana.
Precisely when Anguilla was first seen by Europeans is uncertain: some sources claim that Columbus sighted the island during his second voyage in 1493, while others state that the first European explorer was the French Huguenot nobleman and merchant René Goulaine de Laudonnière in 1564. The Dutch West India Company established a fort on the island in 1631. However, the Company later withdrew after its fort was destroyed by the Spanish in 1633.
Traditional accounts state that Anguilla was first colonised by English settlers from Saint Kitts beginning in 1650. The settlers focused on planting tobacco, and to a lesser extent cotton. The French temporarily took over the island in 1666 but returned it to English control under the terms of the Treaty of Breda the next year. Major John Scott who visited in September 1667, wrote of leaving the island "in good condition" and noted that in July 1668, "200 or 300 people fled thither in time of war". The French attacked again in 1688, 1745 and 1798, causing much destruction but failing to capture the island.
It is likely that the early European settlers brought enslaved Africans with them. Historians confirm that African slaves lived in the region in the early 17th century, such as slaves from Senegal living on St Kitts in the mid 1600s. By 1672 a slave depot existed on the island of Nevis, serving the Leeward Islands. While the time of African arrival in Anguilla is difficult to place precisely, archival evidence indicates a substantial African presence of at least 100 enslaved people by 1683; these seem to have come from Central Africa as well as West Africa. The slaves were forced to work on the sugar plantations which had begun to replace tobacco as Anguilla's main crop. Over time the African slaves and their descendants came to vastly outnumber the white settlers. The African slave trade was eventually terminated within the British Empire in 1807, and slavery outlawed completely in 1834. Many planters subsequently sold up or left the island.
During the early colonial period, Anguilla was administered by the British through Antigua; in 1825, it was placed under the administrative control of nearby Saint Kitts. Anguilla was federated with St Kitts and Nevis in 1882, against the wishes of many Anguillans. Economic stagnation, and the severe effects of several droughts in the 1890s and later the Great Depression of the 1930s led many Anguillans to emigrate for better prospects elsewhere.
Full adult suffrage was introduced to Anguilla in 1952. After a brief period as part of the West Indies Federation (1958–62), the island of Anguilla became part of the associated state of Saint Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla with full internal autonomy in 1967. However many Anguillans had no wish to be a part of this union, and resented the dominance of St Kitts within it. On 30 May 1967 Anguillans forcibly ejected the St Kitts police force from the island and declared their separation from St Kitts following a referendum. The events, led by Atlin Harrigan and Ronald Webster amongst others, became known as the Anguillan Revolution; its goal was not independence per se, but rather independence from Saint Kitts and Nevis and a return to being a British colony.
With negotiations failing to break the deadlock, a second referendum confirming Anguillans' desire for separation from St Kitts was held and the Republic of Anguilla was declared unilaterally, with Ronald Webster as president. Efforts by British envoy William Whitlock failed to break the impasse and 300 British troops were subsequently sent in March 1969. British authority was restored, and confirmed by the Anguilla Act of July 1971. In 1980, Anguilla was finally allowed to formally secede from Saint Kitts and Nevis and become a separate British Crown colony (now a British overseas territory). Since then, Anguilla has been politically stable, and has seen a large growth in its tourism and offshore financing sectors.
Geography and geology
Anguilla is a flat, low-lying island of coral and limestone in the Caribbean Sea, measuring some 16 miles (26 km) long and 3.5 miles (6 km) in width. It lies to the east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of Saint Martin, separated from that island by the Anguilla Channel. The soil is generally thin and poor, supporting scrub, tropical and forest vegetation. The terrain is generally low-lying, with the highest terrain located in the vicinity of The Valley; Crocus Hill, Anguilla's highest peak at 240 feet (73 m), lies in the western regions of the town.
Anguilla is noted for its ecologically important coral reefs and beaches. Apart from the main island of Anguilla itself, the territory includes a number of other smaller islands and cays, mostly tiny and uninhabited:
- Blowing Rock
- Dog Island
- Little Scrub Island
- Prickly Pear Cays
- Scrub Island
- Seal Island
- Sombrero, also known as Hat Island
- Sandy Island
- Scilly Cay
Anguilla has a volcanic origin and has been submerged repeatedly from climate change.
Rainfall averages 35 inches (890 mm) annually, although the figures vary from season to season and year to year. The island is subject to both sudden tropical storms and hurricanes, which occur in the period from July to November. The island suffered damage in 1995 from Hurricane Luis and severe flooding 5 to 20 feet (1.5 to 6 metres) from Hurricane Lenny.
Anguilla is an internally self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Its politics take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Premier is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes Anguilla on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. The territory's constitution is the Anguilla Constitutional Order 1 April 1982 (amended 1990). Executive power is exercised by the government, with legislative power being vested in both the government and the House of Assembly. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
As a dependency of the UK, the UK is responsible for Anguilla's military defence, although there are no active garrisons or armed forces present. Anguilla has a small marine police force, comprising around 32 personnel, which operates one VT Halmatic M160-class 52-foot fast patrol boat. Policing on the island is the responsibility of the Royal Anguilla Police Force.
The majority of residents (90.08%) are black, most of whom are the descendants of slaves transported from Africa. Minorities include whites at 3.74% and people of mixed race at 4.65% (figures from 2001 census).
72% of the population is Anguillan while 28% is non-Anguillan (2001 census). Of the non-Anguillan population, many are citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, St Kitts & Nevis, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Nigeria.
2006 and 2007 saw an influx of large numbers of Chinese, Indian and Mexican workers, brought in as labour for major tourist developments due to the local population not being large enough to support the labour requirements.
Christian churches did not have a consistent or strong presence during the initial period of English colonisation; spiritual and religious practices of Europeans and Africans tended to reflect their regional origins. As early as 1813, Christian ministers formally ministered to enslaved Africans and promoted literacy among converts. The Wesleyan (Methodist) Missionary Society of England built churches and schools from 1817.
According to the 2001 census, Christianity is Anguilla's predominant religion, with 29% of the population practising Anglicanism; another 23.9% are Methodist. Other churches on the island include Seventh-day Adventist, Baptist, Roman Catholic (served by the Diocese of Saint John's–Basseterre, with the See at Saint John on Antigua and Barbuda) and a small community of Jehovah's Witnesses (0.7%). Between 1992 and 2001, the number of followers of the Church of God and Pentecostals increased considerably. There are at least 15 churches on the island. Although a minority on the island, Anguilla is an important location to followers of Rastafarian religion as the birthplace of Robert Athlyi Rogers, author of the Holy Piby which had a strong influence on Rastafarian and other Africa-centre belief systems. More recently, a Muslim cultural centre has opened on the island.
|Church of God||–||7.6||4.9|
Today most people in Anguilla speak a British-influenced variety of standard English. Other languages are also spoken on the island, including varieties of Spanish, Chinese and the languages of other immigrant communities. However, the most common language other than Standard English is the island's own English-lexifier Creole language (not to be confused with Antillean Creole ('French Creole'), spoken in French islands such as Martinique and Guadeloupe). It is referred to locally by terms such as "dialect" (pronounced "dialek"), Anguilla Talk or "Anguillian". It has its main roots in early varieties of English and West African languages, and is similar to the dialects spoken in English-speaking islands throughout the Eastern Caribbean in terms of its structural features.
Linguists who are interested in the origins of Anguillan and other Caribbean Creoles point out that some of its grammatical features can be traced to African languages while others can be traced to European languages. Three areas have been identified as significant for the identification of the linguistic origins of those forced migrants who arrived before 1710: the Gold Coast, the Slave Coast and the Windward Coast.
Sociohistorical information from Anguilla's archives suggest that Africans and Europeans formed two distinct, but perhaps overlapping speech communities in the early phases of the island's colonisation. "Anguillian" is believed to have emerged as the language of the masses as time passed, slavery was abolished and locals began to see themselves as "belonging" to Anguillan society.
There are six government primary schools, one government secondary school (Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School), and two private schools. There is a single library, the Edison L. Hughes Education & Library Complex of the Anguilla Public Library. A branch of the Saint James School of Medicine was established in 2011 in Anguilla. It is a private, for-profit medical school headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois.
There is a University of the West Indies Open campus site in the island.
The Anguilla National Trust (ANT) was established in 1988 and opened its offices in 1993 charged with the responsibility of preserving the heritage of the island, including its cultural heritage.
As throughout the Caribbean, holidays are a cultural fixture. Anguilla's most important holidays are of historic as much as cultural importance – particularly the anniversary of the emancipation (previously August Monday in the Park), celebrated as the Summer Festival, or Carnival. British festivities, such as the Queen's Birthday, are also celebrated.
Anguillan cuisine is influenced by native Caribbean, African, Spanish, French and English cuisines. Seafood is abundant, including prawns, shrimp, crab, spiny lobster, conch, mahi-mahi, red snapper, marlin and grouper. Salt cod is a staple food eaten on its own and used in stews, casseroles and soups. Livestock is limited due to the small size of the island and people there use poultry, pork, goat and mutton, along with imported beef. Goat is the most commonly eaten meat, used in a variety of dishes. The official national food of Anguilla is pigeon peas and rice.
A significant amount of the island's produce is imported due to limited land suitable for agriculture production; much of the soil is sandy and infertile. Among the agriculture produced in Anguilla includes tomatoes, peppers, limes and other citrus fruits, onion, garlic, squash, pigeon peas and callaloo. Starch staple foods include imported rice and other foods that are imported or locally grown, including yams, sweet potatoes and breadfruit.
The Anguilla National Trust has programmes encouraging Anguillan writers and the preservation of the island's history. In 2015, Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla A New Anthology by Lasana M. Sekou was published by House of Nehesi Publishers. Among the forty three poets in the collection are Rita Celestine-Carty, Bankie Banx, John T. Harrigan, Patricia J. Adams, Fabian Fahie, Dr. Oluwakemi Linda Banks, and Reuel Ben Lewi.
Boat racing has deep roots in Anguillan culture and is the national sport. There are regular sailing regattas on national holidays, such as Carnival, which are contested by locally built and designed boats. These boats have names and have sponsors that print their logo on their sails.
As in many other former British colonies, cricket is also a popular sport. Anguilla is the home of Omari Banks, who played for the West Indies Cricket Team, while Cardigan Connor played first-class cricket for English county side Hampshire and was 'chef de mission' (team manager) for Anguilla's Commonwealth Games team in 2002. Other noted players include Chesney Hughes, who plays for Derbyshire in England.
Rugby union is represented in Anguilla by the Anguilla Eels RFC, who were formed in April 2006. The Eels have been finalists in the St. Martin tournament in November 2006 and semi-finalists in 2007, 2008, 2009 and Champions in 2010. The Eels were formed in 2006 by Scottish club national second row Martin Welsh, Club Sponsor and President of the AERFC Ms. Jacquie Ruan, and Canadian standout Scrumhalf Mark Harris (Toronto Scottish RFC).
Anguilla is the birthplace of sprinter Zharnel Hughes who has represented Great Britain since 2015, and England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He won the 100 metres at the 2018 European Athletics Championships, the 4 x 100 metres at the same championships, and the 4 x 100 metres for England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Shara Proctor, British Long Jump Silver Medalist in World Championships in Beijing first represented Anguilla in the event until 2010 when she began to represent Great Britain and England. Under the Anguillan Flag she achieved several medals in the NACAC games.
Keith Connor, triple jumper, is also an Anguillan. He represented Great Britain and England and achieved several international titles including Commonwealth and European Games gold medals and an Olympic bronze medal. Keith later became Head Coach of Australia Athletics.
Anguilla has habitat for the Cuban tree frogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis). The red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria) is a species of tortoise found here, which originally came from South America. Hurricanes led to over-water dispersal for the green iguanas (Iguana iguana) to colonise Anguilla in the mid-90s. All three animals are introduced.
Five species of bats are known in the literature from Anguilla – the threatened insular single leaf bat (Monophyllus plethodon), the Antillean fruit-eating bat (Brachyphylla cavernarum), the Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis), the Mexican funnel-eared bat (Natalus stramineus), and the velvety free-tailed bat (Molossus molossus).
Anguilla's thin arid soil being largely unsuitable for agriculture, the island has few land-based natural resources. Its main industries are tourism, offshore incorporation and management, offshore banking, captive insurance and fishing.
Anguilla's currency is the East Caribbean dollar, though the US dollar is also widely accepted. The exchange rate is fixed to the US dollar at US$1 = EC$2.70.
The economy, and especially the tourism sector, suffered a setback in late 1995 due to the effects of Hurricane Luis in September. Hotels were hit particularly hard but a recovery occurred the following year. Another economic setback occurred during the aftermath of Hurricane Lenny in 2000. Before the 2008 worldwide crisis, the economy of Anguilla was growing strongly, especially the tourism sector which was driving major new developments in partnerships with multi-national companies. Anguilla's tourism industry received a major boost when it was selected to host the World Travel Awards in December 2014. Known as "the Oscars of the travel industry", the awards ceremony was held at the CuisinArt Resort and Spa and was hosted by Vivica A. Fox. Anguilla was voted the World's Leading Luxury Island Destination from a short list of top-tier candidates such as St. Barts, the Maldives and Mauritius.
Anguilla's financial system comprises seven banks, two money services businesses, more than 40 company managers, more than 50 insurers, 12 brokers, more than 250 captive intermediaries, more than 50 mutual funds and eight trust companies.
Anguilla has become a popular tax haven, having no capital gains, estate, profit, sales, or corporate taxes. In April 2011, faced with a mounting deficit, it introduced a 3% "Interim Stabilisation Levy", Anguilla's first form of income tax. Anguilla also has a 0.75% property tax.
Anguilla aims to obtain 15% of its energy from solar power to become less reliant on expensive imported diesel. The Climate & Development Knowledge Network is helping the government gather the information it needs to change the territory's legislation, so that it can integrate renewables into its grid. Barbados has also made good progress in switching to renewables, but many other Small Island Developing States are still at the early stages of planning how to integrate renewable energy into their grids. "For a small island we're very far ahead," said Beth Barry, Coordinator of the Anguilla Renewable Energy Office. "We've got an Energy Policy and a draft Climate Change policy and have been focusing efforts on the question of sustainable energy supply for several years now. As a result, we have a lot of information we can share with other islands."
Anguilla is served by Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (prior to 4 July 2010 known as Wallblake Airport). The primary runway at the airport is 5,462 feet (1,665 m) in length and can accommodate moderate-sized aircraft. Services connect to various other Caribbean islands via local charter airlines and others. Although there are no direct scheduled flights to or from continental America or Europe, Tradewind Aviation and Cape Air provide scheduled air service to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The airport can handle large narrow-body jets such as the Boeing 727, Boeing 737 and Airbus 220.
Aside from taxis, there is no public transport on the island. Cars drive on the left.
There are regular ferries from Saint Martin to Anguilla. It is a 20-minute crossing from Marigot, St. Martin to Blowing Point, Anguilla. Ferries commence service from 7:00 am. There is also a charter service, from Blowing Point, Anguilla to Princess Juliana Airport to make travel easier. This way of travel is the most common method of transport between Anguilla and St. Martin.
- "Anguilla". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
- ""World Population prospects – Population division"". population.un.org. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
- ""Overall total population" – World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision" (xslx). population.un.org (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
- "UN Data". Archived from the original on 30 December 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
- "Introduction ::Anguilla". Retrieved 31 October 2009.
- "Encyclopedia Britannica – Anguilla". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
- "CIA World Factbook- Anguilla". Retrieved 11 July 2019.
- "Anguilla Facts". Government of Anguilla. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Martin (1839).
- Law (1999).
- EB (1878).
- EB (1911).
- Caribbean Islands, Sarah Cameron (Footprint Travel Guides), p. 466 (Google Books)
- "Anguilla's History", The Anguilla House of Assembly Elections, Government of Anguilla, 2007, archived from the original on 13 August 2007, retrieved 9 June 2015
- Source: Atlas of Mutual Heritage Archived 29 January 2018 at the Wayback Machine.
- Charles Prestwood Lucas (2009). A Historical Geography of the British Colonies: The West Indies. General Books LLC. p. 143. ISBN 978-1-4590-0868-7.
- "Encyclopedia Britannica - Anguilla". Retrieved 12 July 2019.
- British Colonial and State Papers 1661–1668, 16 November 1667 and 9 July 1668.
- Hubbard, Vincent K. (2002). A History of St Kitts: The Sweet Trade. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-333-74760-5.
- Walicek, Don E. (2009). "The Founder Principle and Anguilla's Homestead Society," Gradual Creolization: Studies Celebrating Jacques Arends, ed. by M. van den Berg, H. Cardoso, and R. Selbach. (Creole Language Library Series 34), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 349–372.
- "Enclopedia Britannica – St Kitts and Nevis". Retrieved 10 July 2019.
- Anguilla, 11 July 1967: Separation from St Kitts and Nevis; Peace Committee as Government Direct Democracy (in German)
- David X. Noack: Die abtrünnige Republik Anguilla Archived 17 April 2019 at the Wayback Machine, amerika21.de 27 September 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
- "Budget Address 2009, "Strengthening the Collective: We are the Solution"" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 October 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
- Minahan, James (2013). The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems. pp. 656–657. ISBN 9780313344978.
- Hubbard, Vincent (2002). A History of St. Kitts. Macmillan Caribbean. pp. 147–149. ISBN 9780333747605.
- CHRISTMAN, ROBERT A. (1953). "Geology of St. Bartholomew, St. Martin, and Anguilla, Lesser Antilles". Geological Society of America Bulletin. 64 (1): 85. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1953)64[85:GOSBSM]2.0.CO;2.
- Hailey, Adrian; Wilson, Byron; Horrocks, Julia (7 April 2011). Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 2: Regional Accounts of the West Indies. ISBN 978-9004194083. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- "Anguilla Country Poverty Assessment 2007/2009" (PDF). n.d.
- Walicek, Don E. 2011. "Christianity, Literacy, and Creolization in Nineteenth-Century Anguilla." In Anansi's Defiant Webs, Contact, Continuity, Convergence, and Complexity in the Language, Literatures and Cultures of the Greater Caribbean, ed. by N. Faraclas, R. Severing, et al. Willemstad: University of Curaçao and Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma, pp. 181–189.
- Hodge, S. Wilfred (2003). "Bethel- the road – and due west" In Wilbert Forker (Ed.), Born in Slavery: A story of Methodism in Anguilla and its influence in the Caribbean (pp. 20–29). Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press.
- "Persons by Religion, Census 1992 and 2001 (Table 14)". Statistics Department of Anguilla. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2008.
- Selassie I, PhD, W. Gabriel (2017). Introduction and Analysis: The Holy Piby, The Blackman's Bible. Los Angeles: Orunmilla, Inc. pp. xiii. ISBN 978-0986381904.
- Charles Price (2009). Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica. NYU Press. pp. 48–49. ISBN 978-0-8147-6768-9.
- "Anguillian Language 101". Retrieved 11 July 2019.
- "Antigua and Barbuda Creole English". Ethnologue. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- Singler, John. 1993. African influence upon Afro-American language varieties: A consideration of sociohistorical factors. In Africanisms in Afro-American language varieties, S. Mufwene and n. Condon (eds.), 235–253. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.
- "Schools Archived 15 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine." Government of Anguilla. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "The Edison L. Hughes Education & Library Complex Archived 20 November 2017 at the Wayback Machine." Government of Anguilla. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Saint James Medical School Officially Opened". The Anguillian. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012.
- "Saint James School of Medicine's top MD Program". Bonaire.sjsm.org. 7 January 2014. Archived from the original on 17 June 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- "The Open Campus in Anguilla – Open Campus". open.uwi.edu. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Public Holiday: Celebration of the Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen". What We Do in Anguila. 17 June 2019.
- Robinson, Peg. "Foods That Are Important in Anguilla." Archived 24 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine USA Today Travel Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved July 2011.
- "29 Tasty Anguilla Food and Drink You'll Love – Bacon is Magic". Bacon is Magic – The Best Food Around the World. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
- Higgins, Michelle (28 January 2007). "For Foodies: Anguilla." Archived 13 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine The New York Times – Travel Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved July 2011.
- ""WHERE I SEE THE SUN" ANTHOLOGY AVAILABLE IN ANGUILLA". Archived from the original on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
- "Think and Know: Where I See The Sun – Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla". Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
- Rugby in Anguilla! Archived 21 May 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Anguilla News
- Townsend, JH; Eaton, JM; Parmlee, JS (2000). "Cuban treefrogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) in Anguilla, Lesser Antilles". Caribbean Journal of Science. 36 (3/4): 326–328. ISSN 0008-6452. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- Censky, Ellen J.; Hodge, Karim; Dudley, Judy (1998). "Over-water dispersal of lizards due to hurricanes". Nature. 395 (556): 556. Bibcode:1998Natur.395..556C. doi:10.1038/26886. S2CID 4360916.
- Genoways, Hugh H.; Phillips, Carleton J.; Pedersen, Scott C.; Gordon, Linda (24 October 2007). "Bats of Anguilla, Northern Lesser Antilles". Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech. 270. Archived from the original on 30 May 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
- South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2003 (11 ed.). Routledge. 2002. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-85743-138-4.
- "Vivica A. Fox Brings Hollywood Glam To The 'World's Leading Luxury Island Destination'". HuffPost. 17 December 2014. Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "List of Banks in Anguilla". Archived from the original on 7 May 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- "Market Participants". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
- "Tax TIES: Anguilla – Overview and introduction". kpmg.com. KPMG. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- Fry, Carolyn. 28 June 2012. Anguilla moves towards cleaner energy Archived 29 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- Baynes, T. S., ed. (1878), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2 (9th ed.), New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, p. 46–47 ,
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911), Encyclopædia Britannica, 2 (11th ed.), Cambridge University Press, p. 42–43 ,
- Hakluyt, Richard (1904), "The second voyage unto Florida, made and written by Captaine Laudonniere, which fortified and inhabited there two Summers and one whole Winter", The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, & Discoveries of the English Nation Made by Sea or Over-land to the Remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 Yeeres, Vol. IX Made to Florida and New Mexico; certeine Voyages made for the discovery of the Gulfe of California, and to the famous city of Mexico, with the Discourses and Letters depending upon the Voyages of this ninth Volume, Glasgow: James MacLehose & Sons.
- Law, Gwillim (1999), "Chapter XIV. Anguilla", Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, McFarland, p. 29, ISBN 978-0-7864-6097-7
- Martin, Robert Montgomery (1839), Statistics of the Colonies of the British Empire in the West Indies, South America, North America, Asia, Austral-Asia, Africa and Europe; comprising the Area, Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Shipping, Custom Duties, Population, Education, Religion, Crime, Government, Finances, Laws, Military Defence, Cultivated and Waste Lands, Emigration, Rates of Wages, Prices of Provisions, Banks, Coins, Staple Products, Stock, Moveable and Immoveable Property, Public Companies, &c. of Each Colony; with the Charters and the Engraved Seals. From the Official Records of the Colonial Office., London: William H. Allen & Co., p. 102.
- Brisk, William J. (1969). The dilemma of a ministate: Anguilla. University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 0-87249-179-X.
- Harris, David R. - Plants, Animals and Man in the Outer Leeward Islands, West Indies. An Ecological Study of Antigua, Barbuda, and Anguilla.
- Kobbé, Montague (2013). The Night of the Rambler. New York: Akashic Books. ISBN 9781617751813.
- Kobbé, Montague (2016). On the Way Back. New York: Akashic Books. ISBN 9781617754418.
- Marten, Neil (1969). Their's Not to Reason Why: Study of the Anguillan Operations as Presented to Parliament. London: Conservative Political Centre. ISBN 0-85070-437-5.
- Westlake, Donald (1972). Under an English Heaven. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-671-21311-3.
- Government of Anguilla—Official government website