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Cayman Islands is littered with shipwrecks

Cayman Islands is littered with shipwrecks dating back some 475 years. At least 120 are known to exist and today their barnacle-crusted remains, as well as holding the key to Cayman’s nautical heritage, support marine life and provide colourful diving around the islands.

The people who make up the Cayman Islands

The people who make up the Cayman Islands came from a variety of places around the world, however, initially many of our Caymanian ancestors were Africans and Europeans who were either shipwrecked on the islands or came on ships from Jamaica.

Grand Cayman - largest of the three Islands

Grand Cayman is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and has an area of about 76 square miles and is approximately 22 miles long with an average width of 4 miles.

Cayman Islands - part of Cayman Ridge

The Cayman Islands is part of and sits on top of the Cayman Ridge, which extends westward from Cuba. The Cayman Trench is the deepest part of the Caribbean at a depth of over four miles.

Tourism and Financial Services - main pillar

Tourism and Financial Services are the main pillars of the Cayman economy. Traditional exports were turtle products, mahogany, coconuts and thatch rope which went mainly to Jamaica. Today, rum cake is popular Cayman export.

The Cayman Islands - on Eastern Standard Time

The Cayman Islands is on Eastern Standard Time year round- it does not adjust its clocks back when the US transitions to Daylight Savings time.