Facts and Figures

Territory status Overseas Territory of the UK, internal self-governing
Legal system English law
Judicial branch Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
Number of islands Approximately 60
Largest island Tortola
Capital Road Town, Tortola
Major language English
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit US dollar
Departure tax $20 for air travellers, $5 for other forms of transport
Sales tax No sales tax applied
Custom duties All imports are subject to varying rates of duty. For further information, please contact HM BVI Customs at (284) 468-301, ext. 6800
Climate Sub-tropical, average temperature of 28 C (83 F), with slight variations between seasons
Population 28,000 (2008 estimate)
Age structure 0-14 years: 25.3%, 15-64 years: 69.2%, 65 years plus: 5.5%
GDP per capita $38,975 (2006 estimate)
GDP composition Agriculture: 0.9%, Industry: 2.5%, Services: 96.6%
Banks Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, First Caribbean International Bank, FirstBank Virgin Islands, National Bank of the Virgin Islands Limited, Scotiabank (British Virgin Islands) Limited, London International Bank and Trust Company Ltd., Rathbone Bank (BVI) Limited, The Bank of East Asia (BVI) LTD., VP Bank (BVI) Limited
Hospitals Public hospital – Peebles Hospital, Road Town, Tortola
Private x-ray and lab facilities Readily available
Unemployment 3.1% (2006 estimate)
Literacy rate 98.2% (15 years plus)
Internet domain .vg
Post Codes Tortola Central: VG1110, Tortola East: VG1120, Tortola West: VG1130, Anegada: VG1140,           Virgin Gorda: VG1150, Jost Van Dyke: VG1160