Overview of the British Virgin Islands

Overview of the British Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands, often called the British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico.


Capital: Road Town

Official language: English

Ethnic groups: 83.36% Afro-Caribbean, 7.28% White (mostly British and Portuguese), 5.38% Multiracial (mostly Puerto Rican), 3.14% East Indian, 0.84% Others

Demonym: Virgin Islander

Government: British Overseas Territory
- Head of State Queen Elizabeth II
- Governor William Boyd McCleary
- Deputy Governor Vivian Inez Archibald
- Premier Ralph T. O'Neal

British Overseas Territory

  • Separate 1960
  • Autonomous territory 1967


  • Total 153 km2 (216th)
  • Water (%) 1.6


  • 2018 census 31,758  (212th)
  • Density 260/km2 (673.4/sq mi) (68th)

Currency: U.S. dollar (USD)

Time zone: Q (UTC-4)

Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4)

Internet TLD: .vg

Calling code: +1-284