What is tortola?


Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands that form part of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands. Local tradition recounts that Christopher Columbus named it Tortola, meaning "land of the Turtle Dove". Columbus named the island Santa Ana. The later Dutch settled and called it Ter Tholen, after a coastal island forming part of the west coast of the Netherlands. When the British took over, they altered the name to its present-day Tortola.

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Richard Hetherington
... (Hollins, Westmoreland, England), died Aug 1821 at Tortola and Mary Pickering b. 30 November 1819 (during a hurricane at Tortola) ... Caroline Lavinia Fitz Hetherington (b after 1805) at Tortola and Bell Ellis Hetherington (b after 1805) at Tortola ...
Tortola League
... The Tortola League was a regional association football league played in Tortola, British Virgin Islands ...
List Of Top-division Football Clubs In CONCACAF Countries - British Virgin Islands
... As of 2011-12 season Club City Haitian Stars FC Road Town, Tortola HBA Panthers Road Town, Tortola Islanders FC Road Town, Tortola Old Madrid Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda OLU Road Town, Tortola St ... Town, Virgin Gorda Wolues FC Road Town, Tortola ...