Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Anguilla

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ANGUILLA, or Snake Island, a small British West Indian island, one of the Lesser Antilles, situated 8 miles north of the island of St Martin, in lat. 18 12 N., and long. 63 8 W. Its chief products are salt, which is manufactured from a lake in the interior, sugar, cotton, maize, and tobacco, but the soil is comparatively barren, and there is a great deficiency of water in the island.

Population, 3000.