British Virgin Islands

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I've updated the population figure to the 2001 census.

Country overview: 

ISO codeVG
LanguageEnglish (en)
Time zone-4
CapitalRoad Town


British Virgin Islands was a British territory throughout the 20th century.

Other names of country: 

  1. Dutch: Britse Maagdeneilanden
  2. French: Îles fp Vierges britanniques
  3. German: Britische Jungferninseln fp
  4. Icelandic: Bresku Jómfrúreyjar
  5. Italian: Isole fp Vergini Britanniche
  6. Portuguese: Ilhas fp Virgens Britânicas
  7. Russian: Британские Виргинские острова
  8. Spanish: Islas fp Vírgenes Británicas
  9. Turkish: İngiliz Virgin Adaları

Origin of name: 

Named by Columbus for the 11,000 virgins of Saint Ursula, because discovered on her feast day

Primary subdivisions: 

British Virgin Islands has no known administrative divisions.

British Virgin IslandsVG.VI23,34815359Road Town, Tortola Island

Postal codes: 

On 2006-10-30, the British Virgin Islands adopted a system of postal codes. The codes assigned so far all have the form VG11n0, where n is a digit.

Territorial extent: 

The Virgin Islands are divided between the Virgin Islands (U.S.) and the British Virgin Islands. The latter comprises islands north and east of The Narrows. The main islands are Anegada, Jost van Dyke, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda. Other islands in the British territory near the border with the U.S. territory are Little Tobago, Great and Little Thatch Island, Frenchman Cay, Pelican Island, and Norman Island.


Island Sun News , retrieved 2009-03-22.

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