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Anguilla

(ăng-gwĭl`ə), island and British dependency (2005 est. pop. 13,300) 35 sq mi (91 sq km), West Indies, northernmost of the Leeward IslandsLeeward Islands
, northern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, extending SE from Puerto Rico to the Windward Islands. The principal islands are the American Virgin Islands; the French island and overseas dept.
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. The capital is the town of The ValleyValley, The,
town (2001 pop. 1,169), capital of the British dependency of Anguilla, in the West Indies. Located in the approximate center of the island, it is Anguilla's main town and its administrative center. Tourism is an economic mainstay.
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. The population, which is mainly of African descent, speaks English, the official language. Most Anguillans belong to Anglican, Methodist, or other Protestant churches. Fishing (mainly lobsters), stock raising, and salt mining are the mainstays of the economy, with tourism and offshore banking increasingly important.

In 1967 the British possessions of Anguilla, St. Kitts, and Nevis were united in the self-governing state of St. Kitts–Nevis–Anguilla, associated with Great Britain. Anguillans, claiming political and economic discrimination, mostly rejected inclusion in the state, and the island seceded. In 1969 British forces invaded and occupied Anguilla for six months, and in 1971 Anguilla returned to British colonial rule, although not until 1980 was it officially separated from St. Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
or Saint Kitts–Nevis
, officially Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, island nation (2005 est. pop. 39,000), 120 sq mi (311 sq km), West Indies, in the Leeward Islands.
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. The constitution of 1982, amended in 1990, gives Anguilla significant control over its internal affairs. Anguilla suffered significant damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Anguilla

an island in the Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: part of the British associated state of St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla from 1967 until 1980, when it reverted to the status of a British dependency and is now a UK Overseas Territory. Pop.: 12 000 (2003 est.). Area: 90 sq. km (35 sq. miles)
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Thus, the disaffection of Nevisians and Anguillans for Labour Party candidates was not apparent in 1952 when Labour or their sympathizers won easily in those three constituencies.
But the Anguillan FA wanted me to sign a waiver on their liability if anything happened in games.
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The Straw Hat Restaurant, an Anguillan favorite, has long been recognized for its exemplary cuisine as noted by such periodicals as the New York Times, Conde Nast Magazine and Caribbean Travel and Life among others.
The 19-year-old Anguillan scored his second century in his eighth first-class game out of 319 to give his side a first-innings lead of 118 but, by the close, unbeaten fifties from Ben Howgego and David Sales had taken Northamptonshire to 181 for two.