Area: 151 sq km
Population: 30 030 inhab. (estimate 2019)
Density: 198.87 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 18° N; long. 65° W
Capital: Road Town (chief town) 15 000 inhab. (2018);
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 Town15 000inhab.2018
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2020)
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 years16.5%2020
15-29 years20.7%2020


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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
GDP1 296.95M US$2019
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture16.7%2013
industry and services83.3%2013
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture0.14%2019
industry6.886%2019
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land13.333%2018
forests24.133%2018
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts0.0551000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total0.61000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.4791000 t2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.0541000 ha2018
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Forestry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
timber1 6592019
Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle2.41000 heads2018
cattle and buffaloes2.41000 heads2018
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs1.51000 heads2018
Livestock - Sheep
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sheep6.11000 heads2018
Livestock - Goats
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
goats10$1000 heads2018
Livestock - Equines
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
asses0.31000 heads2018
asses and mules0.41000 heads2018
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
hides and skins0.0411000 t2018
meat0.2671000 t2018
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs46$t2019
marine fishes1 147t2019
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal100M kWh2018
non-renewable electricity generation98.466%2018
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal31$1000 kW2018
- other renew.0.71000 kW2019
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation101.56M kWh2018
total installed capacity31.71000 kW2018
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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 arrivals302 400units2019
Receipts484M US$2015
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Merchant fleet30$units2021
Merchant fleet, gross tonnage15 882t2021
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Broadband subscribers158.211per 1000 pop.2018
Internet users777.043per 1000 pop.2017
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Social and welfare

Social statistics - Education
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expected years of schooling15.41years2016
Graduates172units2018
Social statistics - Students and Teachers by level
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Students, primary level2 529units2018
Students, secondary level1 731units2018
Social statistics - Diseases
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Tuberculosis (prevalence)30$per 100 000 pop.2008
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Access to electricity100%2019
Access to improved drinking-water source99.864%2017
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