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    British Virgin Islands Geography - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/british_virgin_islands/british_virgin_islands_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Caribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

      Geographic coordinates:
      18 30 N, 64 30 W

      Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

      Area:
      total: 153 sq km
      land: 153 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 20 uninhabited islands; includes the islands of Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Jost van Dyke

      Area - comparative:
      about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      80 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 3 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 521 m

      Natural resources:
      NEGL

      Land use:
      arable land: 20%
      permanent crops: 6.67%
      other: 73.33% (2005)

      Irrigated land:
      NA

      Natural hazards:
      hurricanes and tropical storms (July to October)

      Environment - current issues:
      limited natural fresh water resources (except for a few seasonal streams and springs on Tortola, most of the islands' water supply comes from wells and rainwater catchments)

      Geography - note:
      strong ties to nearby US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico


      NOTE: The information regarding British Virgin Islands on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of British Virgin Islands Geography 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about British Virgin Islands Geography 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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