Anguilla , Caribbean Sea




Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean.The island's capital is The Valley.Anguilla was first settled by Amerindian tribes who migrated from South America. The date of European discovery is uncertain: 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.The name Anguilla derives from the word for "eel" in any of various Romance languages (modern Spanish: anguila; French: anguille; Italian: anguilla), probably chosen because of the island's eel-like shape.Anguilla was first colonised by English settlers from Saint Kitts, beginning in 1650.-Wikipedia-