British Virgin Islands

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British Virgin Islands

Abbr. BVI
A British colony in the eastern Caribbean east of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Road Town, on Tortola Island, is the capital.

British Virgin Islands

pl n
(Placename) a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, consisting of 36 islands in the E Virgin Islands: formerly part of the Federation of the Leeward Islands (1871–1956). Capital: Road Town, on Tortola. Pop: 31 912 (2013 est). Area: 153 sq km (59 sq miles)

Brit′ish Vir′gin Is′lands


n.pl.
a British colony comprising several small islands in the West Indies, E of Puerto Rico. 13,246; 67 sq. mi. (174 sq. km). Cap.: Road Town.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.British Virgin Islands - more than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited); a dependent territory of the United Kingdom
Virgin 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
Translations
îles Vierges britanniques
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