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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
 
   
   
 

British Virgin Islands Identity Card

 

 
Country name: British Virgin Islands
Area: 153 sq km
Coastline: 80 km
Highest point: Mount Sage 521 m
Population: 22,643
Density: 147/Km2
Population growth rate: 2.06%
Official Language: English
Religions: Protestant 86%, Roman Catholic 10%, none 2%, other 2%
Government type: Overseas territory of the UK; internal self-governing
Capital: Road Town
GDP - per capita: $38,500
Inflation rate: 2.5%
Currency (code): US dollar (USD)
ISO CODE Alpha2: VG
ISO CODE Alpha3: VGB
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 92
Calling code: +1 284
Internet country code: .vg
Time Zone: GMT -4.0H

 
 
 
 

British Virgin Islands welcomes you to its soft and white palm tree-fringed beaches that are as curved as a warm Caribbean smile. While roaming around these islands, you will be appalled by warmth of the sunshine, touch of fresh breezes from the trade winds and sight of the Troupial birds that flash brilliantly in orange against the deep blue sky. An interesting assortment of 50 small islands, the British Virgin Islands sway between the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea lies to the south. Spread over an area of 153 sq km, most of the islands of this small archipelago are relatively flat coral dispositions. However some of them are volcanic and hilly and till date remains uninhibited. Except for a few seasonal streams and springs on the island of Tortola, there are hardly any fresh water resources in the British Virgin Islands.
British Virgin Islands was first explored by Christopher Columbus in 1493. In following centuries much of the native Carib tribes were wiped out by the invading Spanish and Dutch forces. The English annexed the British Virgin Islands in 1672 and granted the status of separate overseas territory in 1967. Capitalising on tourism and other services, British Virgin Islands is today one of the richest areas in the Caribbean.


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