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Basic Facts
Country name conventional long form: none
conventional short form: British Virgin Islands
abbreviation: BVI
Gevernment typeNA
Capital name: Road Town
geographic coordinates: 18 27 N, 64 37 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionblue, 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)
CurrencyUS dollar (USD)
Internet country code.vg
Ports and terminalsRoad Town
Agriculture productsfruits, vegetables; livestock, poultry; fish
Industriestourism, light industry, construction, rum, concrete block, offshore financial center
Geography
LocationCaribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Coordinates18 30 N, 64 30 W
ContinentCentral America and the Caribbean
Area total: 153 sq km
land: 153 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the islands of Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke
Boundaries0 km
Coastline80 km
Climatesubtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Terraincoral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly
Natural resourcesNEGL
Natural hazardshurricanes and tropical storms (July to October)
People
Population23,098 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack 83%, white, Indian, Asian and mixed
ReligionsProtestant 86% (Methodist 33%, Anglican 17%, Church of God 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 15%), Roman Catholic 10%, none 2%, other 2% (1991)
LanguagesEnglish (official)

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