The Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean. The arc of Caribbean islands begins off the coast of Florida and extends all the way to South America. The region includes hundreds of islands and cays.
View More View Less. Find Out the Best Virgin Island for You to Visit Based on your Interests The best virgin island to visit on a Caribbean cruise changes depending on your interests and what you want to see and do during your vacation. One thing is constant for the Virgin Islands, though: beautiful beaches and a welcoming atmosphere.
The official name of the Territory is still simply the "Virgin Islands", but the prefix "British" is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the "Danish West Indies" to "Virgin Islands of the United States" in British Virgin Islands government publications continue to begin with the name "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", and the Territory's passports simply refer to the "Virgin Islands", and all laws begin with the words "Virgin Islands". Moreover, the Territory's Constitutional Commission has expressed the view that "every effort should be made", to encourage the use of the name "Virgin Islands".
One World Nations Online. Flag of US Virgin Islands. Location map of the Virgin Islands. Background: During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish.
The BVIs, as they are called, are a popular travel destination for sailors, fishermen, sun worshippers, and other independent travellers, albeit not for the cost conscious. Boating among the dozens of tiny, mostly uninhabited, islands is a great stop on any tour of the Caribbean islands. The islands fall into two types: the majority are steep volcanic islands including the main islands, Tortola and Virgin Gordaand a small number of relatively flat coral islands such as Anegada and Sandy Spit.
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Virgin Islandsgroup of about 90 small islands, islets, cays, and rocks in the West Indiessituated some 40 to 50 miles 64 to 80 kilometres east of Puerto Rico. The islands extend from west to east for about 60 miles and are located west of the Anegada Passagea major channel connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Their combined land area is about square miles square kilometres.
United States Virgin Islandsalso called U. Virgin Islandsorganized unincorporated island territory of the United Statessituated at the eastern end of the Greater Antillesabout 40 miles 64 km east of Puerto Ricoin the northeastern Caribbean Sea. The territory is geographically part of the Virgin Islands group, which also contains its near neighbour, the British Virgin Islands.
The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The islands had a population of about 28, at the Census, of whom approximately 23, lived on Tortola;  current estimates put the population at 35, July Although the territory is not part of the European Union and not directly subject to EU law, British Virgin Islanders are deemed to be citizens of the EU by virtue of their British citizenship.