The British Virgin Islands, about 70 (mostly uninhabited) islands and cays, are one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations.
Fought over for centuries, they were finally controlled by the British in the mid-1600s, and later became an official British colony.
Tourism is the major business, and the BVI are closely associated with the economy and culture of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Steeped in the history of the British Navy, the islands are ringed by shipwrecks; the most famous of these - The RMS Rhone - is now a national marine park, and a favorite scuba diving point.
Road Town, the capital city, is crammed with local markets and boutiques, restaurants, government buildings, and cruise ship passengers.
Ferry service to the outer-islands is convenient and economical, but outer-island air service is limited.
Official Name British Virgin Islands, (BVI) a British dependent territory, claimed in 1672
Capital City Road Town (19,000 est.)
Languages English (official)
Flag and description here
Official Currency U.S. Dollar
Currency Converter here
Religions Protestant, others
Land Area 59 sq miles (153 sq km)
Latitude/Longitude 18º 30N, 64º 30W
Highest Point Mt Sage, 1,780 ft. (521m)
Maps and more...
British Virgin Islands Outline Map here
British Virgin Islands Large Map here
British Virgin Islands CIA Map here!
Virgin Islands Map (all islands) here
U.S. Virgin Islands CIA Map here!
North American Map here
British Virgin Island's On-Line here
British Virgin Island's Travel here
British Virgin Island's Details here
British Virgin Islands (Complete) information on the (GDP) overall economy, imports and exports, resources, government, population, military, transportation, and more here!
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