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The British Virgin Islands is a British overseas territory that comprise 4 main islands and many smaller ones. Request for proposal. Skip to content.
British Virgin Islands. Today, August 9, Weather forecast from yr. Discovering the beauty of BVI is all about uncovering the unique character of each island in this unspoiled volcanic archipelago.
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The official name of the Territory is still simply the "Virgin Islands", but the prefix "British" is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the "Danish West Indies" to "Virgin Islands of the United States" in British Virgin Islands government publications continue to begin with the name "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", and the Territory's passports simply refer to the "Virgin Islands", and all laws begin with the words "Virgin Islands". Moreover, the Territory's Constitutional Commission has expressed the view that "every effort should be made", to encourage the use of the name "Virgin Islands".
The BVIs, as they are called, are a popular travel destination for sailors, fishermen, sun worshippers, and other independent travellers, albeit not for the cost conscious. Boating among the dozens of tiny, mostly uninhabited, islands is a great stop on any tour of the Caribbean islands. The islands fall into two types: the majority are steep volcanic islands including the main islands, Tortola and Virgin Gordaand a small number of relatively flat coral islands such as Anegada and Sandy Spit.
It is part of an island chain collectively known as the Virgin Islandswhich makes up the northeastern extremity of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico lies to the west. The chief town and port is Road Town on Tortola 21 square miles [54 square km]the largest of the islands. The total area of the colony is 59 square miles square km.
These are external links and will open in a new window. The British Virgin Islands, or BVI, comprise more than 40 Caribbean islands and islets with subtropical vegetation, white sandy beaches and coral reefs. The British overseas territory forms part of an island chain, alongside the neighbouring US Virgin Islands.