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Virgin Islands
"Vigilate" (Latin)
(English: "Be Vigilant")
Anthem: "God Save the King"
Territorial song: "Oh, Beautiful Virgin Islands"
Location of British Virgin Islands (circled in red)
Location of British Virgin Islands (circled in red)
Location of Virgin Islands
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Before annexationDutch West Indies
British capture1672
Cooper Island sold to UK1905[citation needed]
Separate colony1960
and largest city
Road Town
18°25′53″N 64°37′23″W / 18.43139°N 64.62306°W / 18.43139; -64.62306
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
76.9% Black
5.6% Hispanic
5.4% White
5.4% Mixed
2.1% Indian
4.6% other
GovernmentParliamentary dependency under a constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Charles III
• Governor
John Rankin
David Archer
• Premier
Natalio Wheatley
LegislatureHouse of Assembly
Government of the United Kingdom
Liz Truss MP
• Minister
Amanda Milling
• Total
153 km2 (59 sq mi)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
521 m (1,709 ft)
• 2019 estimate
30,030 (222nd)
• 2010 census
• Density
260/km2 (673.4/sq mi) (68th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$500 million[2]
• Per capita
CurrencyUnited States dollar (US$) (USD)
Time zoneUTC-4:00 (AST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1-284
UK postcode
ISO 3166 codeVG
Internet TLD.vg

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), officially the Virgin Islands, are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, to the east of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and north-west of Anguilla. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles and part of the West Indies.