British Virgin Islands at a glance

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Quick facts
Country name: British Virgin Islands; abbreviation: BVI
Area: 153 sq km
Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK; internal self-governing
Capital: Road Town, Tortola
Maritime claims: territorial sea: three nautical miles (nm); exclusive fishing zone: 200nm
Climate: subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Terrain: coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0m; highest point: Mount Sage 521m
Land use: ara