Title: The British Virgin Islands


Population: 37,891

Population Change: 1.06

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Christian Population: 0

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Introduction: 'The British Virgin Islands part of a volcanic archipelago in the Caribbean is a British overseas territory. Comprising 4 main islands and many smaller ones it''s known for its reef-lined beaches and as a yachting destination. The largest island Tortola is home to the capital Road Town and rainforest-filled Sage Mountain National Park. On Virgin Gorda island is the Baths a labyrinth of beachside boulders.'


Overview: First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians the Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672. The islands were part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands from 1872-1960; they were granted autonomy in 1967. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.

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