Outline of the British Virgin Islands

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The location of the British Virgin Islands
An enlargeable map of the British Virgin Islands

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the British Virgin Islands:

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British overseas territory located in the eastern portion of the Virgin Islands Archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.[1] The Virgin Islands are part of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The United States Virgin Islands comprises the western portion of the archipelago. Technically the name of the Territory is simply the "Virgin Islands", but in practice since 1917 they have been almost universally referred to as the "British Virgin Islands" to distinguish the islands from the American Territory.[2] To add to the regional confusion, the Puerto Rican islands of Culebra, Vieques and surrounding islands began referring to themselves as the "Spanish Virgin Islands" as part of a tourism drive in the early 2000s.

The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Approximately fifteen of the islands are inhabited. The largest island, Tortola, is approximately 20 km (approx. 12 mi) long and 5 km (approx. 3 mi) wide. The islands have a total population of about 22,000, of whom approximately 18,000 live on Tortola. Road Town, the capital, is situated on Tortola.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of the British Virgin Islands

Geography of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Environment of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Natural geographic features of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Regions of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Regions of the British Virgin Islands

Ecoregions of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in the British Virgin Islands

Administrative divisions of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Administrative divisions of the British Virgin Islands
Provinces of the British Virgin Islands[edit]
Districts of the British Virgin Islands[edit]
Municipalities of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Demography of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Demographics of the British Virgin Islands

Government and politics of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Government of the British Virgin Islands and Politics of the British Virgin Islands

Branches of the government of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Executive branch of the government of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Foreign relations of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The government of the British Virgin Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Law of the British Virgin Islands

Military of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Military of the British Virgin Islands

Local government in the British Virgin Islands[edit]

History of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: History of the British Virgin Islands, Timeline of the history of the British Virgin Islands, and Current events of the British Virgin Islands

Culture of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Culture of the British Virgin Islands

Art in the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Sports in the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Sports in the British Virgin Islands

Economy and infrastructure of the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Economy of the British Virgin Islands

Education in the British Virgin Islands[edit]

Main article: Education in the British Virgin Islands

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "British Virgin Islands". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ British Virgin Islands government publications had traditionally continued to commence with "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", but recently, more and more legislation now simply refers to the Territory as the British Virgin Islands. The Interpretation Act (Cap 136) (1985) defines the "Territory" as simply the "Virgin Islands"; but the Insolvency Act, 2003 defines a "foreign company" as 'a body corporate that is incorporated, registered or formed outside the British Virgin Islands.'
  3. ^ The Virgin Islands (Constitution) Order 1976

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of the British Virgin Islands

Official sites and overviews
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