Districts of the British Virgin Islands

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Administrative Districts[edit]

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The five administrative subdivisions mentioned on some web pages may just be planning regions, without much administrative relevance:

Subdivision Main town Area
km²
Population
(estimate 2006)
Anegada The Settlement 38.6 204
Jost Van Dyke Great Harbour (Jost Van Dyke) 8.3 176
Tortola Road Town 59.2 16,630
Virgin Gorda Spanish Town 21.2 3,063
Other Islands Great Harbour (Peter Island) 23.7 181
British Virgin Islands Road Town 151.0 20,253

The "Other Islands" are mainly the islands south of Tortola (separated from it by the Sir Francis Drake Channel and southwest of Virgin Gorda and detached Ginger Island, mainly Norman Island, Peter Island, Cooper Island and Salt Island. These islands are also known under the informal name Little Sisters or Southern Islands.

Civil Registry Districts[edit]

There are six Civil Registry Districts in the British Virgin Islands:

Civil Registry District Area
District A Virgin Gorda
District B Anegada
District C East End (Tortola)
District D Road Town (Tortola)
District E West End (Tortola)
District F Jost Van Dyke

Civil Registry Districts C, D and E are subdivisions of the main island Tortola.

Electoral Districts[edit]

  • By the Constitution and Elections Ordinance 1954, which establishes a new Legislative Council with an elected majority, the presidency is divided into five districts. Road Town District (area of the capital) sent two members to the legislative council, the other districts one each.
  • A new constitution of 1967 provided for seven electoral districts, with one representative per district.
  • In 1977, the number of electoral districts was augmented to nine. Each electoral district sends a member to the Legislative Council, which has 13 seats (including four at large members).
Electoral District Area
First Electoral District West End, Carrott Bay (Tortola)
Second Electoral District Meyers, Cane Garden Bay, Brewers Bay (Tortola) and Jost Van Dyke
Third Electoral District Sea Cow's Bay and surroundings (Tortola)
Fourth Electoral District Road Town and surroundings (Tortola)
Fifth Electoral District Huntum's Ghut and Long Trench (Tortola)
Sixth Electoral District Baugher's Bay and East Central Tortola
Seventh Electoral District Long Look (Tortola) and Beef Island
Eighth Electoral District East End, Greenland and Hope Estate (Tortola)
Ninth Electoral District Virgin Gorda and Anegada

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