Atlas of the British Virgin Islands

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The British Virgin Islands is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago (the remainder constituting the ► U.S. Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands, part of ► Puerto Rico). The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over 50 other smaller islands and cays. Around 15 of the islands are inhabited. The largest island, Tortola, is approximately 12 miles (19 km) long and 3 miles (5 km) wide. The islands have a total population of about 22,000. Road Town, the capital, is situated on Tortola. The islands are also located near ► Saint Martin and ► Anguilla.


Short name British Virgin Islands
Official name British Virgin Islands
Status ► British overseas territory, British (English) since 1672
Location Caribbean
Capital Road Town
Population 22,016 inhabitants
Area 153 km²
Major language(s) English
Major religion(s) Roman Catholicism
More information British Virgin Islands, Geography of the British Virgin Islands, History of the British Virgin Islands and Politics of the British Virgin Islands
More images British Virgin Islands - British Virgin Islands (Category).

General maps

BritishVirginIsland map.png Map of the British Virgin Islands
GB Virgin Islands.png Map of the British Virgin Islands with detaljs
Virgin Islands-map-CIA.jpg Map of the Virgin Islands

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the British Virgin Islands, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the British Virgin Islands.

[[|border|251x400px]] England seizes the Virgin Islands from Dutch pirates and establishes in 1666 the colony of Virgin Islands (later called the British Virgin Islands). In 1833 the British Virgin Islands become part of the Leeward Islands. When the Leeward Island join in 1958 the West Indies Federation, the British Virgin Islands become a seperate British dependency. Since 1967 the Virgin Islands are a parliamentary democracy with an own chief minister.

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