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Background

Economy - overview: Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. Increased activity in the tourism industry, which has spurred the growth of the construction sector, has contributed to economic growth. Anguillian officials have put substantial effort into developing the offshore financial sector, which is small, but growing. In the medium term, prospects for the economy will depend largely on the tourism sector and, therefore, on revived income growth in the industrialized nations as well as on favorable weather conditions.

Colonized by English settlers from Saint Kitts in 1650, Anguilla was administered by Great Britain until the early 19th century, when the island - against the wishes of the inhabitants - was incorporated into a single British dependency along with Saint Kitts and Nevis. Several attempts at separation failed. In 1971, two years after a revolt, Anguilla was finally allowed to secede; this arrangement was formally recognized in 1980 with Anguilla becoming a separate British dependency.

Holidays

Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Mar 25* - Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
May 16* - Whit Monday
May 27* - Anguilla Day(Last Friday in May)
Jun 14 - Queen's Official Birthday
Aug 1* - August Monday - Start of Carnival Week (First Monday in August)
Aug 4* - August Thursday
Aug 5* - Constitution Day
Dec 17* - Separation Day
Dec 25-26 - Christmas

Ps: These festivals' date(*) given above are approximations which are subject to change every new year. 

Phone Codes

Country Code: 1 264
Outgoing International Code: 011 

Resources

Market Research

CIA - The World Factbook - Anguilla
This website indicates a wide range of detail information about Anguilla by introducing under 8 different fields as its geography,people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues.

About Anguilla
There is available to find Anguilla's general outlook on the issues of its social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation, government, duty free, health and so forth.

Anguilla Yellow Pages
It is available to find out category-wise listings of business in Anguilla, including the companies' telephone numbers and postal addresses.

Anguilla Business
Mbendi serves as business oriented directory providing an ultimate African Business Source for the potential investors seeking new business opportunities in Anguilla including the list of industries for Anguilla.

Doing Business with Anguilla
It represents the business environment in Anguilla by listing the good reasons to invest Anguilla.

Professional Corporate Services - Anguilla
It provides general outlook on business climate in Anguilla for assisting potential investors looking for business opportunities in Anguilla.

U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Anguilla
U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs creates a wide range of research named as Consular Information Sheet about Anguilla in terms of analyzing its social, political, cultural & economic environments. 

Trade Information

Anguilla Chamber of Commerce & Industry
It is the official website of Anguilla Chamber of Commerce that indicates its mission which is to enhance, promote and support the Anguillian business community and economy, through offering economy stimulating initiatives, innovative advise and professional expertise.

Anguilla Government Online
It displays the structure of Anguilla's government by looking at its political units, branches, ministries and so forth in details.

Embassy Listings For Anguilla
There are listed the embassies of Anguilla including the embassies' contact information.

 
 
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