British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are a British overseas territory consisting of a group of islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. With a total area of approximately 150 km sq and 80 km of coastline, the British Virgin Islands consist of flat coral islands and steep, hilly volcanic islands. Road Town, Tortola is the capital, with a time difference of 4 hours behind that of GMT. The currency is the US dollar, and exports include rum, fruit, livestock, sand and gravel. The population of approximately 24,500 people comprises an ethnic makeup that is 83.4% black and 7% white. The primary language is English, and the predominant religion is Christianity.