What are Virgin Islands?

  • (noun): A group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain.

Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands are the western island group of the Leeward Islands, which are the northern part of the Lesser Antilles, and form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Politically, the eastern islands form the British Virgin Islands and the western ones form the United States Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom comprising Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. The U.S. Virgin Islands is an unincorporated organized territory of the United States comprising St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas and Water Island. The Virgin Passage separates the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Spanish Virgin Islands of Vieques and Culebra, which are part of Puerto Rico. The United States dollar is the official currency on both the British and U.S. Virgin Islands as well as the Spanish/Puerto Rican Virgin Islands.

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List Of Mammals Of The U.S. Virgin Islands
... Virgin Islands ... Virgin Islands, of which 0 are critically endangered, 0 are endangered, 2 are vulnerable, and 0 are near-threatened ...
List Of Muslim-majority Countries - List
149 !0.4 151 !< 0.1 Brazil !Brazil 108 !204,000 173 !0.1 108 !< 0.1 35,167 0.03% British Virgin Islands !British Virgin Islands 185 !< 1,000 127 !1.2 185 !< 0.1 Brunei !B. 154 !< 0.1 Slovenia !Slovenia 134 !49,000 113 !2.4 134 !< 0.1 Solomon Islands !Solomon Islands 231 !< 1,000 231 !< 0.1 231 !< 0.1 Somalia !Somalia 033 !9,231,000 002 !98.6 ... Virgin Islands 209 !< 1,000 191 !0.1 209 !< 0.1 Uruguay !Uruguay 235 !< 1,000 235 !< 0.1 235 !< 0.1 Uzbekistan !Uzbekistan 020 !26,833,000 023 !96.5 020 !1.7 ...
LGBT Rights In The British Virgin Islands - Recognition of Same-sex Relationships
... Same-sex marriage in the British Virgin Islands is not legal under British Virgin Islands law ... The British Virgin Islands is an extremely religious society, and no discussion relating to legalisation has yet occurred in the House of Assembly ...
Virgin Islands - Traffic Control
... Virgin Islands, although the steering wheels on most cars are located on the left side (as is the norm for drive-on-the-right localities) ... Only on the Spanish Virgin Islands the vehicles are driven on the right-hand side of the road ...

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