British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean approximately 60 miles east of Puerto Rico. There are over 50 islands and cays but the main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. The capital is Road Town and it is located on Tortola, the largest island which is approximately 20 km (12 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide. The last census (2005) indicates a total population of about 27,000, with an estimated 80% of that number resident on Tortola.

The BVI enjoy a year round moderate tropical climate with temperatures ranging from a low of 70 degrees Farenheit in the nights during winter months to a high of 90 degrees during the days in the summer months.

The BVI is one the world’s leading and respected offshore financial services jurisdictions and is by far the premier choice for offshore corporate domicile worldwide with its flagship product the BVI Business Company (BVIBC). Anchored by the "twin pillars" of its economy, tourism and financial services, it enjoys one the more prosperous economies of the Caribbean region. Tourism employs more people within the Territory, and the islands are considered to be one of the world's greatest sailing destinations, however financial services contributes more to the Government's revenues on an annual basis. Since its entry into the industry in 1984 approximately 900,000 companies have been incorporated of which about half of this number currently remain active on the register. In addition to BVIBC’s the other major offerings are in the Trusts, Mutual Funds and Insurance sectors.



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Capital: Road Town
Official Language: English
Popluation: 27,000 (per last census – 2005)
Official Currency: US$
Calling Codes: 1-284
Internet TLD: .vg


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