Cayman Islands: Introduction

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the Western Caribbean Sea. The territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, located south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The geography of the Cayman Islands is low-lying with coral reefs. The government system is a parliamentary democracy; the chief of state is the queen of the United Kingdom, and the head of government is the premier. The Cayman Islands have a mixed economic system, and the islands are a thriving offshore financial center.