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Learn more about British Virgin Islands.
Flag of British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands
Population: 22,187 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Road Town
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An Introduction to British Virgin Islands
First settled by the Dutch in 1648, the islands were annexed in 1672 by the English. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.

British Virgin Islands map

Map of British Virgin Islands ( Location ) : 18 30 N, 64 30 W, Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. For additional reports and educational information specific to British Virgin Islands, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The British Virgin Islander Flag
Blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Virgin Islander coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms depicts a woman flanked on either side by a vertical column of six oil lamps above a scroll bearing the Latin word VIGILATE (Be Watchful).

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Some interesting facts and figures about British Virgin Islands.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.06%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 75.24 yrs - Male
    • 77.36 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 11,700 (2002)

    • 4,000 (1997)

    • 9,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .vg

Did you know ... People from British Virgin Islands are called British Virgin Islanders

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook