The Settlement, British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands, The Settlement top right
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The Settlement lies near Lower Bay at the southeastern part of the island and has about 200 inhabitants. The coordinates are
The center of this very small town, often also called "the Village", consists of the area along the main road.
Besides the Government Administration Building, a small medical clinic, a post office, a police building and a library there also are a few restaurants, hotels, and a few small stores.
There is also the "Iguana Headstart Facility", a breeding farm for iguanas, mainly the Anegada Ground Iguana (or Anegada rock iguana, "Cyclura pinguis"). The farm is managed by the BVI National Parks Trust and the iguanas are released when they are large enough to survive in the wild.
In 1672, Anegada was made part of the British colony Antigua and has been under British control ever since.
Today, tourism is the main income source for the town even though commercial fishing also is a substantial business.