Area: 151 sq km
Population: 31 196 inhab. (estimate 2017)
Density: 206.60 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 18° N; long. 65° W
Capital: Road Town (chief town) 12 600 inhab. (2012);
Currency: US dollar (100 cents)
Premier: Andrew Fahie, since 26 February 2019
Internet: www.bvi.gov.vg (Government of the Virgin Islands)
Member of  Caricom associated

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands
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Politics and current affairs

A British overseas territory with wide self-government powers.

Geography.
In the northeastern part of the Virgin Islands Archipelago and Lesser Antilles east of Puerto Rico.
There are some 40 islands of varying sizes, the largest of which are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. The volcanic islands are mostly jagged and mountainous with a hot, humid climate.

Administrative division

Administrative division
IslandAREAINHABITANTSYEAR
Anegada38.6 sq km285 inhab.2010
Cooper Island1.4 sq km26 inhab.2010
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Road Town12 600inhab.2012
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2018)
75+
60-74
45-59
30-44
15-29
0-14
MALEAGEFEMALE
Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate8.82015
Death rate4.52015
Religions
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Protestant44%2010
other Christian20.6%2010


Languages
DESCRIPTION
English (official)
English Creole
Population by selected age groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
0-14 years16.7%2018
15-29 years21.6%2018


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Economy


Economy.
Agriculture, livestock farming and fishing.
There are rum distilleries on Tortola.

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Agricultural prod. index (2004-06=100)103.25index2016
GDP995.68M US$2017
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture16.7%2013
industry and services83.3%2013
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.2%2017
industry6.5%2017
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land13.33%2015
forests24.13%2015
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts0.0561000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total0.5391000 t2014
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.4491000 t2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.0481000 ha2017
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Forestry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
timber1 5982017
Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle2.41000 heads2017
cattle and buffaloes2.41000 heads2017
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs1.51000 heads2017
Livestock - Sheep
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sheep6.11000 heads2017
Livestock - Goats
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
goats101000 heads2017
Livestock - Equines
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
asses0.31000 heads2017
asses and mules0.41000 heads2017
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
hides and skins0.041000 t2013
meat0.2531000 t2017
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs45t2017
marine fishes1 155t2017
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal125M kWh2016
non-renewable electricity generation98.970%2016
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal441000 kW2016
- other renew.1.21000 kW2016
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation126.3M kWh2016
total installed capacity45.21000 kW2016
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
200331.3M US$ -
200229.9M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2003189M US$ -
2002194M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Number of arrivals335 000units2017
Receipts484M US$2015
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet25units2018
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage9 433t2018
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Broadband subscribers177.074per 1000 pop.2017
Internet users385per 1000 pop.2014
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Social and welfare

Social statistics - Education
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expected years of schooling14years2015
Graduates186units2015
Social statistics - Students and Teachers by level
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Teachers, primary level286units2015
Teachers, secondary level251units2015
Social statistics - Diseases
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Tuberculosis (prevalence)30per 100 000 pop.2008
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to electricity100%2017
Alcohol consumption per capita22.8litres2008
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