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Cayman Islands
(Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom)

Use the tabs below to find online resources about the Cayman Islands from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

  • Country Profiles
  • Official Government
  • Articles and Databases
  • Diplomacy and Aid
  • Health
  • Military and Peacekeeping
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Australian Government - Cayman Islands
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Territory Profile - Cayman Islands
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Cayman Islands
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

ITC - Cayman Islands
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

UNdata Country Profile - Cayman Islands
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Cayman Islands
A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.

United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Cayman Islands
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Cayman Islands
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Cayman Islands
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Cayman Islands
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Cayman Islands" as the search term.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Cayman Islands" as the search term.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

PAHO/WHO Databases
Regional Core Health Data Initiative Table Generator System from the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization. Provides national health statistics and other data on the health situation in the Caribbean and North, Central, and South American countries.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
CARICOM - Cayman Islands
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973. It is a regional organization dedicated to improving development, trade and economics, international competitiveness and economic leverage, coordination of foreign economic policies, and standards of living and work.

EU's Relations with the Cayman Islands
Overview, country strategy, agreements, and documents on the European Union's relations with the Cayman Islands.

ReliefWeb - Cayman Islands
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Cayman Islands from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) - Cayman Islands
"UKOTA exists to promote the interests of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories and co-operation between them. Specifically UKOTA demonstrates the collective and individual partnerships between the territories and Her Majesty's Government."
WHO (World Health Organization)
    Official site of the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.
  • Country Health Profile - Cayman Islands
    Information, health situation analysis, and statistics about countries in the Americas.
Defense is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. See UK Ministry of Defence.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the Cayman Islands.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
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For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.