A: Anguilla lies on the geographical coordinates of 18° 15' 0" N, 63° 10' 0" W.
Latitude and Longitude of Anguilla in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||18.25||-63.1667|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||18° 15' 0" N||63° 10' 0" W|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:2017852.9571302994 Easting:482377.71572474996 Zone:20Q|
More detail about Anguilla
Anguilla is Struggling but still beautiful
The small island territory of Anguilla has been many things over the years. When it was first colonized by the British, it was a place for the wealthy who did not fit into traditional society. Over time, not just the wealthy settled there and, these lovely islands then became a wonderful place for inexpensive vacations. In the nineteen nineties, many banks opened up along this chain of islands and companies took refuge in their status as a tax haven.
The nineties was a time of renaissance for Anguilla. The banks were flourishing, bringing in billions of dollars to the islands. The wealthy owned winter homes along their sunny shores and happily invested in start up companies. Business was booming not just in banking and investment, but in tourism as well. Millions of people flocked to the islands to enjoy fun in the sun for reasonable prices. Then, suddenly, everything started going wrong.
First, Anguilla was hit by several severe hurricanes, making tourists afraid to visit. Then, the dot com bubble burst and many investors pulled out as small companies started to collapse. The final blow was the global recession. As the banks started to leave, Anguilla found itself on hard times.
The Anguillan motto of "Strength and Endurance" has never left these people and, even though times are leaner than they used to be, they have never given up. Ecological tourism is picking up where traditional tourism left off as people start exploring the unique reefs and beautiful beaches. The annual boat races bring in thousands of spectators. Carnival brings in thousands more who seek the colorful fun of Carnival without the massive Rio crowds. Even though times are hard in Anguilla, the people of Anguilla know that their island home will flourish again and keep working towards that dream.