PRESENTATION OF ANGUILLA
Located north of the island of St. Maarten, this archipelago of 102 km ² is a British overseas territory. Anguilla is the main island, with an area of 96 km ² and rises to 65 m.The main town is the capital: The Valley.
Anguilla is a marine reserve which counts no less than seven marine parks.
Friendly and welcoming, embraced by white sand beaches and turquoise sea breathtaking, the island will provide memories that will last a lifetime.
The island is English, motorists drive on the left!
A little history...
The island was formerly called Malliouhana "Arrowhead" by the Arawak Indians who grew cotton, cassava, sweet potato and corn.
They left many relics dating back to the year 600 of our era, such as petroglyphs at the bottom of a cave called the "Fountain" and remains of some forty villages.
In 1493, the island was discovered by Christopher Columbus who named Anguilla, probably due to its elongated shape.
In 1650, it was colonized by the English, mostly pirates, making a den.
April 1st, 1982, Anguilla became independent, by adopting a constitution which makes a separate British territory, and adheres to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
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