|capital:||George Town (on Grand Cayman)|
|geographic coordinates:||19 18 N, 81 23 W|
|time difference:||UTC - 5|
|daylight saving time:||NO|
The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries, and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies, but when the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.