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British Virgin Islands

General Facts

Area: 153 km2 (59 sq miles)

Capital City: Road Town

Population: 31,196 (2017 estimate)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 80 km (50 miles)

Currency: US Dollar (USD), 

Government: Constitutional Monarchy


The British Virgin Islands have a tropical rain forest climate, moderated by trade winds. Temperatures vary little throughout the year. In the capital, Road Town, typical daily maximums are around 32 °C (89.6 °F) in the summer and 29 °C (84.2 °F) in the winter.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Road Town (12,603)

2. Spainish Town (N/A)

3. East End-Long Look (N/A)

4. Great Harbour (N/A)

5. The Settlement (200)

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