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Internet Usage Statistics:
4,000 Internet users as of December, 2002;
17.8% of the population, according to the CIA.

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago. The remainder constituting the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Spanish Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over 50 other smaller islands and cays. Around 15 of the islands are inhabited. Road Town, the capital, is situated on Tortola.

Latest Population Estimate:

22,434 population for 2007, according to world-gazetteer.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita (PPP) was US$ 38,500 for 2005, according to the World Bank.

Land Size:
The area of the British Virgin Isles is 151 sq km - Population Density is 146 persons per sq km.

Weather in the British Virgin Islands:
See the weather at Beef Island, British Virgin Islands.

Travel to the British Virgin Islands:
Tourist information for travel to the British Virgin Islands.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




n/a %

US$ 8,960




18.2 %

US$ 38,500


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

British Virgin Islands Information
Government Page for the British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Development Profile

Search Engines and Directories:
British Virgin Islands Search Engines

British Virgin Islands Open Directory


British Virgin Islands Profile

British Virgin Islands in the Wikipedia
Country history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

British Virgin Islands in the CIA Factbook
Information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues of the BVI.

BBC British Virgin Islands Profile
Up to date resume about BVI leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

British Virgin Islands e-Government Page
The Office portal, with many useful links.

Telecommunications Reports for The Caribbean Region

Caribbean Telecommunications Market - Anguilla to Bermuda Report
This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados and Bermuda. It includes information about fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecommunications Market - British Virgin Islands to Monserrat Report
This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Montserrat. It includes information about fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecommunications Market - Netherlands Antilles to US Virgin Islands
This report provides an overview of the telecom markets in Netherlands Antilles, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the US Virgin Islands. Covers fixed-line and mobile operators, Internet providers, regulatory background and state of liberalisation.
See summary and table of contents

Caribbean Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics
Almost all Caribbean countries offer a full range of telecom services, despite being characterised by small markets in terms of population. Liberalisation agreements have been reached in most countries. The major mobile players are the incumbent Cable & Wireless and Digicel which, in June 2005, agreed to acquire all the Caribbean operations of Cingular Wireless. The region’s mobile subscriber base is concentrated in the hands of these two major players, with only a few smaller companies edging their way into the newly liberalised markets. This Paul Budde report provides an overview of the Caribbean’s telecom sector accompanied by relevant statistics and a brief profile of the major players.
See report table of contents

The British Virgin Islands Calendar of Events for 2007

September 20, 2006 Press Release

A necklace of lush islands rising from the technicolor tides of the Caribbean Sea, the British Virgin Islands offers some of the most remarkable activities and events for 2007. Recognized as one of the most breathtaking destinations in the world and the undisputed Sailing Capital of the World, the BVI presents 60 islands for exploring its secrets. Coming alive in 2007, the BVI offers both guests and BVIslanders a multitude of cultural events, spectacular music festivals and exhilarating sporting events.

"2007 is sure to be a year to remember for residents and guests of the British Virgin Islands," said Janis Braithwaite-Edwards, acting Director of Tourism for the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. "There are enough engaging events to keep everyone busy year-round and to showcase the wealth of activities our beautiful islands have to offer."

Following is a preview highlighting the BVI line-up of unforgettable 2007 events:

New Year’s Eve on Jost Van Dyke - Dec. 31
- Annual celebration including an abundance of food and lots of live entertainment. Celebration is known to attract thousands of revelers from celebrities to seasoned yachties

8th Annual Karl Merklein Art Show - January
- Showcasing the artist’s original art as well as canvas Giclee prints and other decorative items

29th Annual Sweethearts of the Caribbean and 25th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta - Feb. 9-11
- Hosted by the Jolly Roger Inn and Restaurant

Dark and Stormy Regatta - March 9-12
- Hosted by Neptune's Treasure and the Jolly Roger Inn and Restaurant

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival - March 26-April 1
- Seven days of sailing excitement including two big events wrapped into one

Spanish Town Fisherman’s Jamboree and 11th Annual Wahoo
Fishing Tournament - April 6-9
- 11th Annual fishing tournament including fishing, food and live music

Virgin Gorda Easter Festival - April 7-9
- Activities ranging from calypso music, fungi bands, vendors and food fairs, as well as numerous parades and nightly village entertainment

Wreck Week - May
- Second annual Wreck Week highlighting extraordinary diving in the BVI. Includes a treasure hunt, wreck diving certification course and a grand finale party on Cooper Island

33rd Annual Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta - May 25-27
- Beloved BVI character, Foxy Callwood’s annual sailing regatta in support of the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society and sponsored by the West End Yacht Club

7th Annual BVI Music Festival - May 25-27
- Seventh annual BVI Music Festival including Reggae, Calypso, Funji, R&B, Rock and Roll, Dancehall and Jazz from international, regional and local artists

16th Annual Firecracker 500 Race & Chili Cook-off - June 29-30
- Funds support KATS (Kids and the Sea Program)

HiHo Windsurfing Competition - June 29 - July 8
- One of the most celebrated windsurfing competitions in the world with activities ranging from snorkeling and diving to the famous HiHo pirate party

Chief Minister’s Cup Youth Regatta - July 7-8
- Hosted by Nanny Cay Marina and the Royal BVI Yacht Club

BVI Emancipation Festival - July 23-Aug. 11
- Annual premier cultural showcase with activities and events including the freedom march, emancipation service, calypso monarch competition, boat races, rise and shine tramps and August Monday Parade

BVI Tourism Month - November
- Month long event celebrating tourism in the destination with several exciting activities scheduled

The British Virgin Islands remains an undeveloped haven for natural treasures. The BVI boasts no high-rise hotels, no casinos and no crowds, rather, the purity of the land -- from pristine beaches with powdery sand and crystal clear waters home to an aquarium of the world's most diverse sea life, to extensive coral reefs responsible for claiming renowned wrecks and vast Outbacks sheltering endangered species.

The BVI is rich with the storied islands of Norman, Deadman’s Chest and Anegada, while the islands of Peter, Necker, and Guana anchor luxury resorts and sun worshippers find a haven on Jost Van Dyke, Cooper Island and Virgin Gorda. Whether it is discovering the natural phenomena of The Baths or diving the Indians, Sandy Spit or fabled Wreck of the Rhone, the BVI is bountiful with Nature’s Little Secrets. For more information on the 2007 Calendar of Events, please call BVI Press Office toll free: 866.491.8155 or visit http://www.bvipressoffice.com

SOURCE: British Virgin Islands Tourist Board

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