Anguilla is a British territory in the Caribbean. It lies east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and directly north of St. Maarten. The territory consists of the main island of Anguilla itself, approx 16 miles long by 3 miles wide at its widest point, together with a number of much smaller islands and cays with no permanent population. The island's capital is The Valley. The total land area of the territory is 35 square miles, with a population of approximately 13,500.