Are the Virgin Islands a country?

Virgin Islands (UK)

Parliamentary Democracy (UK self-governed territory)


The British Virgin Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea east of Puerto Rico. The dwarf state has a total area of ​​only 150 km² and a total coastline of 80 km. This land mass is roughly 1.5 times the size of the island of Sylt. The British Virgin Islands are thus one of the smallest countries in America and in terms of area 223rd worldwide.

The archipelago consists of around 60 islands. The British Virgin Islands have no directly neighboring countries. The distance between Berlin and the capital Road Town is approximately 7,600 km.

Current time in the Virgin Islands (UK):
Atlantic Standard Time (AST) applies nationwide on the Virgin Islands (UK). Unlike in Germany, however, there is no summer time here. So there is a time difference of -5 hours in winter. In summer, however, the time difference is -6 hours.
Sunrise + sunset


Church of God11,4%
Pentecostal Christians9,1%
Catholics (Roman)9,5%
Jehovah's Witnesses2,2%
other Protestants0,9%


The British Virgin Islands are sometimes referred to as a tax haven.

Land use

34% urban areas:51 km²
47% agriculture:70 km²
24% forests:36 km²



Road network:200 km
Commercial ports:29

Existing trade agreements

The following international markings apply to this country:
ISO 3166-1 alpha3: VGB ISO 3166-1 alpha2: VG ISO 3166-1 numeric: 092 Fips10: VI STANAG: VGB IOC: IVB License Plate: VG UN / LOCODE: VG Domain ending: vg Country code: +1-284

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