British Virgin Islands at a glance

British Virgin Islands supplement May 2009: Sailing through turbulent waters


Country name: conventional short form: British Virgin Islands; abbreviation: BVI
Area: 153 km2
Dependency status: overseas territory of the UK; internal self-governing
Capital: Road Town, Tortola
Maritime claims: territorial sea: 3 nautical miles (nm); exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Climate: subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Terrain: coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m; highest point: Mount Sage 52