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Geography

The three diverse and distinct islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman form the country the world knows as the Cayman Islands. Situated in the northwest corner of the Caribbean Sea, Grand Cayman is150 miles south of Cuba and 480 miles southwest of Miami, Florida. Cayman Brac is 89 miles northeast of Grand Cayman and Little Cayman is 5 miles west of Cayman Brac. Combined, the total land mass is 102 sq. miles. It is believed that the three islands were formed by large coral heads covering submerged ice age peaks of the Cuban Sierra Maestra range and as a result all are mostly flat. The Bluff on Cayman Brac, which rises to 140 feet (42.6 m) above sea level, is the highest point in the entire country and a notable exception to the even terrain.

Climate

The Cayman Islands have a tropical maritime climate, characterized by two distinct seasons: a hot and humid season that runs from May to October, with average temperatures of 28°C, and a dry and cooler season running from November to April, with maximum average temperatures of 25°C-26°C and minimum average of 20°C-22°C.