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British Virgin Islands Geography




British Virgin Islands    Geography Top of Page
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:  150 sq km

land:  150 sq km

water:  0 sq km

note:  includes the island of Anegada
Area - comparative: about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 80 km
Maritime claims: exclusive fishing zone:  200 NM

territorial sea:  3 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:  7%

permanent pastures:  33%

forests and woodland:  7%

other:  33% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: NA sq km
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 catchment)
Geography - note: strong ties to nearby US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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