Anguilla is located in the northeastern Caribbean, north of the Leeward Islands. There is an estimated population of 14,108 and a land area of 102 square kilometers. The official language is English and its currency is the East Caribbean Dollar which is fixed to the US dollar at US$1 = EC$2.68. The primary industries are tourism, financial services, boat building and fishing. The Island is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom with a legal system based on English common law with local modifications. The United Kingdom is responsible for the defense and foreign affairs of Anguilla.