British Virgin Islands

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The British Virgin Islands form the eastern extremity of the Greater Antilles and, exclusive of small rocks and reefs, number 36, of which 16 are inhabited. The largest are Tortola (1970 population, 8,866), Virgin Gorda (904), Anegada (269) and Jost Van Dyke (123). Other islands in the group have a total population of 68. Total area about 59 sq. miles (130 sq. km); population (1975), 10,030. Road Town, on the south-east of Tortola, is a port of entry ; population, approximately 3,500.

Books of Reference

  1. Biennial Report 1971. HMSOGoogle Scholar
  2. Report of Constitutional Commissioner, 1965. HMSO, 1965Google Scholar
  3. Dookhan, I., À History of the British Virgin Islands. Epping, 1975Google Scholar
  4. Library. Public Library, Road Town. Librarian: Miss Verna Penn, ALA.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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  • John Paxton

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