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Commonweath of Caribbean Islands BRITISH DEPENDENCIES: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ANGUILLA, AND MONTSERRAT
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Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook
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    Official Name: British Virgin Islands

    Term for Citizens: British Virgin Islander(s)

    Capital: Road Town

    Political Status: British crown colony

    Form of Government: governor and locally elected assembly

    GEOGRAPHY

    Size: sq. km.

    Topography: or mountainous terrain on three of four island groups, other is a flat coral island

    Climate: Tropical, moderately wet

    POPULATION

    Total estimated in 1986: 12,000

    Annual growth rate (in percentage) in 1982-85: 1.6

    Life expectancy at birth in 1982: 70.2

    Adult literacy rate (in percentage) in 1984: 98.3

    Language: English

    Ethnic groups: Primarily black

    Religion: Methodist (42 percent), Anglican (25 perecent); Remainder other Christian denominations

    ECONOMY

    Currency: United States dollar (US$)

    Gross domestic product (GDP) in 1985: US$84.5 million

    Per capita GDP in 1985: US$7,260

    Distribution of GDP (in percentage) in 1985:

         Tourism                           Approximately 50
         Government and other services     Approximately 50
    

    NATIONAL SECURITY

    Armed forces personnel: 0

    Paramilitary personnel: 0

    Police: 100

    Data as of November 1987


    NOTE: The information regarding Commonweath of Caribbean Islands on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Commonweath of Caribbean Islands BRITISH DEPENDENCIES: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ANGUILLA, AND MONTSERRAT information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Commonweath of Caribbean Islands BRITISH DEPENDENCIES: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, ANGUILLA, AND MONTSERRAT should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.

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