Fallen Jerusalem Island

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Coordinates: 18°25′00″N 64°27′05″W / 18.41667°N 64.45139°W / 18.41667; -64.45139

Fallen Jerusalem Island
Fallen Jerusalem Island VirginGorda BVI.jpg
Aerial view of Fallen Jerusalem
Geography
Location Caribbean
Archipelago Virgin Islands
Area 48 acres (19 ha)
Country
United Kingdom
British Overseas Territory  British Virgin Islands
Demographics
Population 0 (uninhabited)

Fallen Jerusalem is an uninhabited island of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, located to the south of Virgin Gorda. It obtained its name from the large number of oversized volcanic boulders that scatter the island (some of which weigh thousands of tons) which give it the vague resemblance of a destroyed city. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1959.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fallen Jerusalem National Park". bvitourism.com. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
Fallen Jerusalem. Part of Virgin Gorda is visible to the left.