British Virgin Islands is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a population of 31,148, making it
the 215th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Road Town with a total population of 12,603. The country
encompasses 15
1 square kilometers making it the 220th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the North
Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Heir Apparent Prince Charles,
achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor Boyd
McCleary. Premier Orlando S
mith is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status following legislative
elections when the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed Chief Minister by the
Governor and holds that position for four years. Its form of government is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom and
they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1st of June 1977.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English. It counts among its major religions Protestant, Roman Catholic and
no and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 5 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Sage, its highest point at 521 meters and the Caribbean Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Caribbean Sea, which measures 80 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, light industry, construction, rum,
concrete block and offshore financial services. Its official currency is the United States Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about British Virgin Islands. First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians, the
Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672.
British Virgin Island
Dog Islands on the
Caribbean Sea- British
Virgin Islands' lowest
Dewey on Tortola
Flamenco Beach on
Culebra Island
Long Bay from Mount
Sage on Tortola
Norman Island- British
Virgin Islands
southernmost point
Scrub Islands
Stingray swimming
through seaweed
Road Town on Tortola
Island- British Virgin
Islands' capital and
largest city
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Baths on Virgin Gorda
Flamingo in the Salt
Pond at the East End
of Anegada Island-
British Virgin Islands'
easternmost point
Great Tobago Island-
British Virgin Islands'
westernmost point
British Virgin Islands
ladies in traditional
Mount Sage on
Tortola- British Virgin
Islands' highest point
Soldier's Point on
Anegada Island- British
Virgin Islands'
northernmost point
Stewed Red Snapper-
a British Virgin Islands
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Flannagan Island just
off the coast of the
United States Virgin
Islands' Saint John
Sir Francis Drake
Dead Man's Beach on
Peter Island