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  Encyclopedia: British Virgin Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British Virgin Islands (or BVI) is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
The economy of the British Virgin Islands is one of the more prosperous ones of any of the Carribean states, with a GDP per capita of around $15,000.
Flag of the British Antarctic Territory The British Antarctic Territory is the British claim to land and islands in Antarctica, and is the oldest territorial claim on the continent.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/British-Virgin-Islands   (2492 words)

  
 British Virgin Islands | British Virgin Islands | Montrosetravel.com - Flights, Tickets, Vacations, Cruises, Cheap ...
The British Virgin Islands, located in the northeast Caribbean, are a collection of gorgeous islands that used to be inhabited by pirates and sailors.
Geologically the British Virgin Islands is an extension of the central fault-block mountains of Puerto Rico and composed of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks.
The islands dozed, a forgotten corner of the British Empire, until 1966 when a new constitution granting greater autonomy to the islands was approved.
www.montrosetravel.com /cs_virgin.html   (963 words)

  
 Virgin Islands Geography
The British Virgin Islands lie to the north east of the United States Virgin Islands and is closest to St. John.
The Virgin Islands are the easternmost extension of the Greater Antilles.
The islands are the peaks of submerged mountains that rise from the ocean floor.
www.vinow.com /general_usvi/geography/index.php   (677 words)

  
 Virgin Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Virgin Islands are an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea.
The islands are divided into two parts, one of which, the British Virgin Islands, is a overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
The islands were later peopled by Africans who were enslaved on sugar and at least one indigo plantation.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Virgin_Islands   (241 words)

  
 Industry (from Virgin Islands) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The islands extend from west to east for about 60 miles and are located west of the Anegada Passage, a major channel connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
The Virgin Islands are divided administratively between the United Kingdom and the United States, the British territory lying to the...
The Virgin Mary is a very important figure in the Christian Orthodox faith, and many turn to her because she is believed to have direct access to God.
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 Facts at a glance British Virgin Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British Virgin Islands consists of four larger islands (Tortola, Anegada, Virgen Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke) and 32 smaller islands and islets, of which more than 20 are uninhabited.
The highest in all the Virgin Islands is Mount Sage on Tortola reaching an elevation of 543 meters.
Tortola of all the islands has the largest population and English is the official language which is spoken in a Calypso dialect.
welcometothecaribbean.com /Bvi.htm   (519 words)

  
 British Virgin Islands
Some 36 islands (more than 20 are uninhabited) in the Caribbean Sea northeast of Puerto Rico and west of the Leeward Islands, the British Virgin Islands are economically interdependent with the U.S. Virgin Islands to the south.
The principal islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke.
The British Virgin Islands were annexed in 1672.
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 AllRefer.com - Virgin Islands (Caribbean Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Although constituting the westernmost part of the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands form a geological unit with Puerto Rico and the Greater Antilles; they are of volcanic origin overlaid with limestone.
The islands are subject to sometimes severe hurricanes between August and October and suffer from light earthquakes.
The tropical climate, with its cooling northeast trade winds, and the picturesque quality of the islands, enhanced by their Old World architecture, have encouraged a large tourist trade, but the population, predominantly of African descent, remains poor.
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 Caribbean Guide - British Virgin Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British Virgin Islands experience a moderate 40 inches of rainfall annually, which is average when compared to the rest of the Caribbean.
The British Virgin Islands are known for their fantastic sailing, with small bays, hidden coves, and secret hideaways scattered in between the 40 (mostly uninhabited) islands.
The island itself is one of the safest in the Caribbean, and crime is a rare occurrence.
caribbean-guide.info /why_not_go_/british.virgin.islands   (779 words)

  
 Virgin Islands Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Island Ways, St. John, US Virgin Islands, On Foot And By Car - Presents a guidebook for St. John, US Virgin Islands, that contains self-guided tours that feature local history, customs, and natural beauty of the island.
The islands are divided into two parts, one of which, the British Virgin Islands, is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.
The islands were later peopled by Africans who were enslaved on sugar plantations, and on at least one indigo plantation.
popularityguide.com /encyclopedia/Virgin_Islands   (429 words)

  
 St Thomas Virgin Islands
The island is of volcanic origin and lies to the south of Saint Thomas in the Charlotte Amalie harbor.
At 491.5 acres (2 km²) in size, Water Island is the smallest of the main U.S. Virgin Islands.
The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States.
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 British Virgin Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British Virgin Islands are a group of over 50 islands and Cays located in the northeast Caribbean.
They include Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Great Camanoe, Guana Island, Peter Island, Salt Island, Beef Island, Cooper Island, Ginger Island, Norman Island, and many other small islands all clustered around Sir Francis Drake Channel.
The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes the British Virgin Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/British_Virgin_Islands   (221 words)

  
 DPU- BVI: Our Land
The British Virgin Islands comprises of a group of thirty six (36) islands, islets and cays situated in the Eastern Caribbean (EC) at Longtitude 64o 30oW and Latitude 18o 30oN.
The basic elements which have affected the land use pattern in the British Virgin Islands are the availability of flat land, topography, accessibility to road systems and marine areas, and development of hotel and marina activities which are tied to coastal areas and land holding.
These lands are mainly in the steeply sloping areas throughout the island especially on the northern slopes and in the vicinity of Mount Sage and on Beef Island.
www.dpu.gov.vg /AboutOurCountry/Land.htm   (673 words)

  
 Virgin Islands -> The British Virgin Islands on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The principal ones are Tortola, Anegada, and Virgin Gorda.
Britain acquired the islands from the Dutch in 1666.
A native policeman on the island of Tortola.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/VirginI_TheBritishVirginIslands.asp   (622 words)

  
 VIRGIN ISLANDS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The islands are divided into two parts, one of which, the British_Virgin_Islands, is an overseas territory of the United_Kingdom.
Christopher_Columbus named the islands ''Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Virgines'' (shortened to ''Las Virgines''), after St Ursula and her 11,000 Virgins.
On ''both'' the British and the US Virgin Islands, cars are driven on the left-hand side of the road and the currency is the US_dollar.
www.igopay.com /Virgin_Islands   (164 words)

  
 Economy and Investment in the British Virgin Islands
The islands are located about 80 kilometres east of Puerto Rico, north of the Leeward Islands and adjacent to the US Virgin Islands.The aggregate land area of the island group is 153 square kilometres, The principal islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke.
The population of the British Virgin Islands is approximately 22,000 (2004) and the official language is English.
The islands are largely self-governing since the 1967 Constitution and to a limited extent rely on UK statutes on international matters.
www.lowtax.net /lowtax/html/jbvcfir.html   (2171 words)

  
 Skyviews Inc. vacation guide to the British Virgin Islands
It is best to carry cash to the smaller islands as in most cases they will not accept credit cards.
LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHY: The British Virgin Islands are grouped tightly together on the northern tip of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
The smaller islands have similar relief enabling one island to be seen clearly from the next making it ideal for cruising.
www.skyviews.com /bvi/info.html   (626 words)

  
 Sport Diver Magazine - Destination: British Virgin Islands
Favorable geography has made the British Virgin islands one of the world's favorite sailboat cruising grounds.
Parallel island chains stretching east to west are capped by the eastern island of Virgin Gorda to create a sheltered body of water known as Drake's Passage.
The region's most popular dive sites are found just offshore of the small southern islands, where coral reefs and gardens have attached themselves to the rocky topography that extends from the surface to the region-wide shoal which lies at depths of 80 to 90 feet.
www.sportdiver.com /article_content.jsp?ID=10143   (303 words)

  
 Caribbean Vacations - flag of the british virgin island
On the ridge overlooking the Golden Mile Beach at Heywoods in the parish of St. Peter, approximately one mile to excellent swimming, one mile to shopping and supermarket facilities in Speightstown, five miles to the same in Holetown, 11 miles to the capital, Bridgetown, and 19 miles to the Airport.
Flag of the British Virgin Islands, Coat of arms of the British Virgin Islands.
British Virgin Islands simply turns their flag 90 degrees to the right.
greatcaribbeanvillas.com /results/flag_of_the_british_virgin_island.html   (205 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- British Virgin Islands
First settled by the Dutch in 1648, the islands were annexed in 1672 by the English.
The economy, one of the most stable and prosperous in the Caribbean, is highly dependent on tourism, generating an estimated 45% of the national income.
Because of traditionally close links with the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands has used the dollar as its currency since 1959.
www.factbook.org /factbook/vi.shtml   (665 words)

  
 Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The islands have a 97.8% literacy rate – an attribute of the solid primary education provided by the government.
The inhabitants of the British Virgin Islands maintain a life expectancy of about 75 years, a death rate of 4.46/1,000 people, a birth rate of 15/1000 people
One of the most popular attributes to these islands is their constant subtropical climate – a climate with a temperature that fluctuates mostly between high 70s and low 90s, never falling below 65 degrees.
www.uvm.edu /~aruck/hst164/geography.html   (706 words)

  
 julesp2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British Virgin Islands are located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico.
The climate of the British Virgin Islands is typically Caribbean, with temeratures ranging from 77degrees to 85 degrees.
In fact, the enitre population of all 36 British Virgin Islands combined is 17,400 people.
www.uvm.edu /~jagoldbe/hst164/BVIGeography.html   (115 words)

  
 Virgin Islands, British
The Island Sun provides the following history information which is housed on the British Virgin Island government site.
These are but an introduction to the many natural wonders of the British Virgin Islands.
It is a good overview of the British Virgin Islands.
www.intercultures.ca /cil-cai/country_information-en.asp?lvl=8&ISO=VG&TopicID=2   (211 words)

  
 British Virgin Islands
Meetings were held with local authorities in the British Virgin Islands regarding municipal solid waste disposal.
Follow-up advisory services were provided to support the local authorities in the British Virgin Islands regarding Municipal solid waste disposal on three islands, namely Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Anegada.
The Scientist/Coordinator visited the British Virgin Islands to gather information on Water Quality Monitoring in the country.
www.cehi.org.lc /states/vi.htm   (850 words)

  
 caribbean geography islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Islands Geography Cayman Islands Travel Warning Cayman Islands Geography Cayman Islands Geography Top of Page Location: Caribbean...
Latin American and Caribbean Countries Relations with the United States British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Montserrat Geography Population...
Road Town Geography of British Virgin Islands Cayman...
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 History : Virgin Islands (British) : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The most important source for bibliography of books and articles concerning the British Virgin Islands is the annual Handbook of Latin American Studies (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/hlas/) produced by over 130 contributing editors under the editorship of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (OVERSEAS TERRITORY OF THE U.K.) GEOGRAPHY
Offers information on the geography of the British Virgin Islands, provided by Photius Coutsoukis. Discusses the country's climate, terrain, land use, natural hazards, and environment. Provides access to information on the country's population, government, economy, transportation, military, and transnational issues.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/hispanic/bvi/resources/bvi-history.html   (229 words)

  
 World travel destinations: British Virgin Islands information
Facts and info about the British Virgin Islands including geography, climate, people, government, environment, and other facts and statistics about the islands.
Terrain: coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly
Economy—overview: The economy, one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean, is highly dependent on tourism, which generates an estimated 45% of the national income.
ks.essortment.com /britishvirgini_mwx.htm   (747 words)

  
 JAKWEB.COM World Guide > British Virgin Islands, Caribbean/Central America
First settled by the Dutch in 1648, the islands were soon after (1672) annexed by the English.
The economy, one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean, is highly dependent on tourism, which generates an estimated 45% of the national income.
An estimated 250,000 companies were on the offshore registry by yearend 1997.
www.jakweb.com /world/vg/main.htm   (624 words)

  
 Facts about British Virgin Islands
Increase your knowledge of Facts about the Geography of British Virgin Islands with some brief, but essential features, fast Information & facts about the country.
Discover how big British Virgin Islands is with facts about the land size.
Population of British Virgin Islands : 22,187 (July 2004 est.)
www.facts-about.org.uk /places-geography-british-virgin-islands.htm   (338 words)

  
 Open Directory - Regional: Caribbean: British Virgin Islands: Guides and Directories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The British Virgin Islands in the World Factbook - A profile prepared by the United States Central Intelligence Agency.
British Virgin Islands Tourist Board - Official travel and tourism website.
Ultimate BVI - Features travel information, region history, maps, pictures, and guide to events and culture of the British Virgin Islands.
dmoz.org /Regional/Caribbean/British_Virgin_Islands/Guides_and_Directories   (183 words)

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