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British Virgin Islands

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The British Virgin Islands are a group of over 50 islands and Cays located in the northeast Caribbean. They include Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Great Camanoe, Guana Island, Peter Island, Salt Island, Beef Island, Cooper Island, Ginger Island, Norman Island, and many other small islands all clustered around Sir Francis Drake Channel.

They are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes the British Virgin Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.[1] (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/British_Virgin_Islands#fn_UN_decolonisation)

British Virgin Islands
Flag of the British Virgin Islands Coat of arms of the British Virgin Islands
(In Detail) (In Detail)
National motto:
The Land, The People, The Light
Image:LocationBritishVirginIslands.png
Official language English
Political status Non-sovereign, Overseas territory of the UK
Capital Road Town
Governor Tom Macan
Chief minister Orlando Smith
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 176th
153 km²
1.6%
Population
 - Total (2002)
 - Density
Ranked 175th
21,730
260/km²
Currency US dollar
Time zone UTC -4
National anthem  
Internet TLD .vg
Calling Code 1-284

Map of British Virgin Islands

From the CIA World Factbook.

Maps of The British Virgin Islands from Caribbean-On-Line.com (http://www.caribbean-on-line.com)

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