Dialing code ++1-284
ISO 2 code VG
ISO 3 code VGB
Capital Road Town
Main Language English
Currency Dollar (USD)
GDP $853.4 million 192nd
Population 21,730 222nd


Continent North America
Location Caribbean between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean east of Puerto Rico
Land 153 km2 222nd
Terrain Coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep hilly
Climate Subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Natural Hazards Coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep hilly
Note: Strong ties to nearby US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

Neighbouring Countries


First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians the Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672. The islands were part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands from 1872-1960; they were granted autonomy in 1967. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.
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Life Expectancy 77.26 years 50th
Median Age 32.3 years 68th
Birth Rate 14.62 births/1,000 population 135th
Death Rate 4.37 births/1,000 population 188th
Sex Ratio 1.03 male(s)/female 8th
Literacy 97.8% 63rd



Roadways 200 km 195th
Railways None km
Airports 4 176th
Waterways None km
Heliports None
Airports paved 1 168th


Currency Dollar (USD)
GDP $853.4 million 192nd
GDP per capita (PPP) $38500 21st