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Who owns the Cayman Islands?

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The Cayman Islands are a British overseas territory. The Cayman Islands, originally populated with Jamaicans, were colonized by the British during the period of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Who owns the Cayman Islands?
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Jamaica oversaw the Cayman Islands territory after 1863. The Cayman Islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies in 1959. After the Federation no longer existed in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British territory. The Cayman Islands are located in the Caribbean and consist of the islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The Cayman Islands make a total area that is 1.5 times the size of Washington, D.C.

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