Sunday, October 30, 2011

A visit from Anguilla - one of the smallest inhabited Caribbean islands - BERMUDA TRIANGLE


Last 28th October 2011, I received a visitor from Anguilla. Welcome to Woman724 and curious as always, surfed the net to know more about this country. I must confess; I have very little knowledge of this place before this date.

I am sure many have read about the Bermuda Triangle; a stretch of water between Puerto Rico, Bermuda and Florida, the site where many planes and ships disappeared under highly unusual circumstances. Anguilla is one of the smallest inhabited Caribbean island  just outside this triangle.

Some sources claim that Columbus sighted the island in 1493, while others state that the island was first discovered by the French in 1564 or 1565. According to tradition, Christopher Columbus gave the small, narrow island its name in 1493 because from the distance it resembled an eel, or in Italian, anguilla. It is also possible that French navigator Pierre Laudonnière gave the island its name from the French anguille. 

The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, approximately 26 km (16 mi) long by 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population.

The island's capital is The Valley. The total land area of the territory is 91 km2 (35 sq mi), with a population of approximately 13,500 (2006 estimate). Here and here.


  1. hi katrina, wonder how it feels to live in such a small country huh. smaller than my hometown..

    perhaps have to use international passport always when going out for shopping in bigger cities.

    This is quite a unique post, many thanks for sharing..more of these will be fun to read too.
    have a wonderful day

  2. May I address you as Katrina too?
    A very informative posting..good research.
    Thanks for sharing it with all of are always extra rajin..:DD

  3. I love Pulau Langkawi, friendly people, fresh seafood and the legends..

    Imagine this place almost a quarter the size of Langkawi, must be beautiful and peaceful.

    I love the seas, but after the tsunami (Indonesia and Japan and parts of Kedah), I hardly go near!

  4. Hi all, my name is Josveek Huligar and I am from the island of Anguilla. If you all would like to know about Anguilla you can visit or ask me right here and I would be more than happy to tell you about my Anguilla.

  5. Hello Josveek Huligar

    Thank you for dropping by, read and found out a lot about Anguilla and her beautiful history. Will surely visit yr site to get current updates of events there.

    Cheers and have a wonderful day.