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Virgin Islands

Abbr. VI
A group of islands of the northeast West Indies east of Puerto Rico, divided politically into the British Virgin Islands to the northeast and the United States Virgin Islands to the southwest. Originally inhabited by Arawaks and Caribs, the islands were sighted and named by Christopher Columbus in 1493.

Virgin Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of about 100 small islands (14 inhabited) in the Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico: discovered by Columbus (1493); consists of the British Virgin Islands in the east and the Virgin Islands of the United States in the west and south. Pop: 136 649 (2013 est). Area: 497 sq km (192 sq miles)

Vir′gin Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the West Indies, E of Puerto Rico: comprises the Virgin Islands of the United States and the British Virgin Islands. Abbr.: VI, V.I.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Virgin Islands - a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493Virgin Islands - a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain
Virgin Islands National Park - a national park in the Virgin Islands having tropical plants and animals; sandy beaches and coral reefs
the Indies, West Indies - the string of islands between North America and South America; a popular resort area
British Virgin Islands - more than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited); a dependent territory of the United Kingdom
American Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands, VI - more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
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It includes events presented by BVI food and beverage sector partners and the Boards anchor events, such as the Barefoot Gourmet Soiree, Jost Pork and the Anegada Lobster Festival.
The animals include the Burmese roofed turtle, the vaquita, the northern sportive lemur, the Javan rhino, the Cao-vit gibbon, the kakapo, the California condor, the saola, the Sumatran tiger, and the Anegada ground iguana.
Residents of Anegada receiving Shelter Packs which are being distributed in the worst hit areas of the British Virgin Islands following Hurricane Irma.
The kitesurfing centre and school is on Anegada, the most remote of the BVI group.
In Anegada and Blanquilla, the temperature had a tendency to increase.
The BVI is made up of 60 islands, islets and cays (low banks or reefs of coral, rock or sand), but there are four main islands: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada.
Abundando en nuestra explicacion: en el citado bh-B-T podemos encontrar un pastizal de suelos muy pobres, un manglar, una comunidad herbacea anegada parcialmente, un bosque poco denso achaparrado, de copas amplias, un bosque denso, alto, como el que se encuentra en el Amazonas, un bosque nuboso, etc.
Epoca sumergida en el silencio, epoca de ocultacion y sigilo, anegada en el recelo a la injusticia, en el miedo a la violencia" (El coral 7).
Se ubica a escasos 2 km al NE del dolmen, sobre un espolon de tierra que se mete en el embalse de Santa Teresa, una zona continuamente anegada salvo en epocas de sequia.
Como se puede notar no se tiene un valor de escurrimiento dado que la zona es muy plana y cuando el suelo alcanza la saturacion la zona se encuentra anegada lo que mantiene aun las condiciones de humedal y su biodiversidad.
Dicho nombramiento sucedio en medio de un periodo dificil para los pueblos indigenas, pues tuvo lugar durante una inundacion dramatica que dejo a la ciudad anegada por varios anos posteriores a 1629.