Want to learn a little more about the countries of the world? Take a look at these 24 interesting facts about the British Virgin Islands!
The British Virgin Islands (not to be confused with the US Virgin Islands) is a small archipelago of 4 main islands and many smaller islands in the Caribbean Sea.
There are around a total of 60 islands here, but just 16 are inhabited!
They include Anegada, Cooper Island, Guana, Jost Van Dyke, Mosquito Island, Necker, Peter Island, Salt Island, Scrub Island, Tortola and Virgin Gorda.
Flag of the British Virgin Islands
Being an archipelago, it has no bordering countries. Its nearest neighbours, however, are Bermuda to the north, Anguilla to the east, US Virgin Islands to the south and south-west and Puerto Rico to the west.
This small group of islands has a combined area of 59 square miles (153 square kilometres).
BVI’s population was estimated at 35,802 in July 2018.
Residents here are referred to as ‘British Virgin Islanders’, just in case you were wondering!
The capital city is called Road Town and has a population of 12,603 (2012).
The terrain here is relatively flat on the coral islands, with the volcanic islands showcasing beautiful rolling hills – perfect for gentle expeditions.