Districts of the British Virgin Islands
The five administrative subdivisions mentioned on some web pages may just be planning regions, without much administrative relevance:
|Jost Van Dyke||Great Harbour (Jost Van Dyke)||8.3||298|
|Virgin Gorda||Spanish Town||21.2||3,939|
|Other Islands||Great Harbour (Peter Island)||23.7||122|
|British Virgin Islands||Road Town||151.0||28,054|
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
There are six Civil Registry Districts in the British Virgin Islands:
|Civil Registry District||Area|
|District A||Virgin Gorda|
|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.
- 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).
|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|