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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.

arrow Official Name British Virgin Islands, (BVI) a British dependent territory, claimed in 1672

arrow Population 22,530

arrow Capital City Road Town (19,000 est.)

arrow Languages English (official)

arrow Flag and description here

arrow Official Currency U.S. Dollar

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arrow Religions Protestant, others

arrow Land Area 59 sq miles (153 sq km)

arrow Latitude/Longitude 18 30N, 64 30W

arrow Highest Point Mt Sage, 1,780 ft. (521m)

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arrow 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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