18 Golden Facts about George Town
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 interesting facts about George Town!
- George Town is the capital city of the Cayman Islands.
- It’s located on the island of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced exactly as it’s spelt!
- The total land area of George Town is 11 square miles (29 square kilometres)…
- …that’s slightly smaller than Worcester.
- George Town’s population was 31,000 in 2014…
- …that’s roughly 1/3 of the population of Worcester…
- …and gives it a population density of around 2,818 residents per square mile.
- In fact, George Town is the second largest city by population of all the British Overseas Territories, after Gibraltar!
- George Town is located 10 ft above sea level.
- Residents of George Town are known as Caymanians.
- Caymanians living in George Town enjoy a tropical marine climate with warm and rainy summers, cool and dry winters and an average annual temperature of 27°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to George Town? You’ll need the coordinates of 19.3034° N, 81.3863° W.
- Make sure you visit Seven Mile Beach if you’re in George Town; despite the name, it actually measures around 6.3 miles long and was named the best beach in the Caribbean!
- The official language of George Town is English – nice and easy!
- Cayman Islands Dollar is the official currency here.
- Residents of George Town are lucky enough to not have to pay any income tax! #TaxEnvy
- Cayman Islands welcomed 345,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited George Town for its crystal clear water, bustling nightlife and varied watersports!
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