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Virgin Islands
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Vigilate" (Latin)
"Be Vigilant"
Anthem: "God Save the Queen"
Territorial song: "Oh, Beautiful Virgin Islands"
Location of  British Virgin Islands  (circled in red)in the Caribbean  (light yellow)
Location of  British Virgin Islands  (circled in red)

in the Caribbean  (light yellow)

StatusBritish Overseas Territory
Capital
and largest city
Road Town
18°25.883′N64°37.383′W / 18.431383°N 64.623050°W / 18.431383; -64.623050
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
DemonymVirgin Islander
GovernmentParliamentarydependency under constitutional monarchy
 - MonarchElizabeth II
 - GovernorJohn Duncan
 - Deputy GovernorV. Inez Archibald
 - PremierOrlando Smith
 - Responsible Ministerb (UK)James DuddridgeMP
LegislatureHouse of Assembly
Established as a dependency of the United Kingdom
 - Separate1960 
 - Autonomy1967 
Area
 - Total153 km2 (216th)
59 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.6
Population
 - 2010 census28,054[1] (212th)
 - Density260/km2 (68th)
673/sq mi
GDP (PPP)estimate
 - Total$853.4 million[2]
 - Per capita$43,366
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneAST(UTC-4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1-284
ISO 3166 codeVG
Internet TLD.vg
a.Source for all ethnic groups including labels: 2010 Census of Population
b.For the Overseas Territories.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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