Where is British Virgin Islands?

Located in the Caribbean, British Virgin Islands is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

British Virgin Islands is a North American country covering 151.00 km2. The area is comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands and includes the islands of Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost van Dyke. This makes it the 23rd smallest region in the world and about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC. Its geographic coordinates are 18 30 N, 64 30 W and Road Town is the capital city.

The British Virgin Islands were named by Christopher Columbus.

Its ISO code is VG.

Geography

British Virgin Islands has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Mount Sage which is 521m above tall.

It has a subtropical climate that is humid and affected by trade winds. Its terrain is relatively flat, although occasionally hilly.

Population

British Virgin Islands has a population of 34,232 making it the 213th largest in the world. The country's population is fairly distributed throughout the islands.

English is the official language. The major ethnic groups reported are African/black, Latino, and white. The population is mostly Protestant Christian.

The dialing code for the country is -283.

Government

It is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Its constitution was last ratified in 2007.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, British Virgin Islands's GDP is $500,000,000.00 (USD) with $42,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 212th largest economy and its citizens the 39th richest in the world. The currency of British Virgin Islands is the Dollar (USD). Its main exports are rum, fresh fish, fruits, and animals. Its major imports include building materials, automobiles, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017