Fallen Jerusalem Island

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Fallen Jerusalem Island
Fallen Jerusalem Island VirginGorda BVI.jpg
Aerial view of Fallen Jerusalem
Fallen Jerusalem Island is located in British Virgin Islands
Fallen Jerusalem Island
Fallen Jerusalem Island
The location of Fallen Jerusalem Island within the British Virgin
Fallen Jerusalem Island is located in Caribbean
Fallen Jerusalem Island
Fallen Jerusalem Island
Fallen Jerusalem Island (Caribbean)
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates18°25′00″N 64°27′05″W / 18.41667°N 64.45139°W / 18.41667; -64.45139Coordinates: 18°25′00″N 64°27′05″W / 18.41667°N 64.45139°W / 18.41667; -64.45139
ArchipelagoVirgin Islands
Area48 acres (19 ha)
Administration
United Kingdom
British Overseas TerritoryBritish Virgin Islands
Demographics
Population0 (uninhabited)
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codeVG

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]

The island provides habitat for the crested anole (Anolis cristatellus wileyae).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fallen Jerusalem National Park". bvitourism.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  2. ^ Schwartz, Albert; Thomas, Richard; Ober, Lewis D. First supplement to a check-list of West Indian amphibians and reptiles. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. pp. 12–13. ISSN 0145-9031. OCLC 886468503.
Fallen Jerusalem. Part of Virgin Gorda is visible to the left.