The Virgin Islands, often called the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago, the remaining islands constituting the U.S. Virgin Islands. British Virgin Islands government publications had traditionally continued to commence with "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", but recently, more legislation now simply refers to the Territory as the "British Virgin Islands".
The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Approximately fifteen of the islands are inhabited. The capital, Road Town, is situated on Tortola, the largest island which is approximately 20 km (12 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide. The islands have a total population of about 22,000, of whom approximately 18,000 live on Tortola.
Huge steps forward for clean energy islandsLast Updated on 2014-03-11 13:59:06
The Ten Island Renewable Challenge is an idea that calls for us to scale up renewable energy across the region and then across the wider world. Today, seven countries have committed to working with us on the 'Ten Island Challenge' (a friendly, informal competition for the most progressive island states to see how fast they can scale clean technology).
The British Virgin Isles
Colombia for the Islands of Providencia and San Andres (Caribbean)
Turks & Caicos
St.Kitts & Nevis
The last few days have been incredibly productive. The leaders here are determined to take their countries as close to carbon neutral as possible. They will save resources, save money and help people and the planet.
Having kicked off the conversations and split into five working streams, we divided into a series of working groups and began to form... More »
Disney Cruise Line Caribbean Last Updated on 2012-04-11 00:00:00
Disney Cruise Lines sets sail on the Disney Magic for an unforgettable journey through the Eastern Caribbean.
Disney Western Caribbean Cruise
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