Anguilla was colonised by the English in 1650 and is now the oldest British territory in the Caribbean. With over 90% of its population indigenous, Anguilla is a distinct and proud nation in which local landownership has been practiced since time immemorial. Comprising twenty-three islands and cays, with a marine expanse the size of two-thirds of the UK’s landmass, Anguilla is a significant member of the British family of nations that has maintained its unique culture and heritage. Its marine culture is reflected in the national sport of yacht racing, whilst fishing and farming remain stalwarts of the local economy.