British Virgin Islands Flag

British Virgin Islands flag
British Virgin Islands flag

The flag of the British Virgin Islands consists of a blue ensign, which is a blue flag with the Union Jack (the flag of the United Kingdom) in the canton (the upper left corner). The flag is defaced, or modified, by the addition of the coat of arms of the British Virgin Islands in the center.

The coat of arms consists of a shield depicting Saint Ursula holding a flaming gold oil lamp, surrounded by eleven smaller lamps. This represents the legend of Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgin followers, who the islands are named after. Above the shield is a white ribbon with the Latin motto “Vigilate,” which means “be watchful.” The flag was modified in 1999 to include a white outline around the shield.

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The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea, about 60 miles east of Puerto Rico. They are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, and have a total land area of about 60 square miles. The BVI have a rich history and culture, with a unique blend of British, Caribbean, and African influences.

The history of the BVI dates back to ancient times, and the islands have been inhabited by a variety of different cultures over the centuries. In the 17th century, the islands became a part of the British Empire, and were used as a strategic military base during World War II. Today, the BVI are a British overseas territory with a governor and a government council.

The BVI are known for their stunning natural beauty, with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush tropical vegetation. The islands are home to a number of protected areas, including the Virgin Islands National Park, which is home to a variety of plant and animal species, and the Jost Van Dyke Island, which is home to a number of historic ruins and landmarks.

The culture of the BVI is a blend of British, Caribbean, and African influences, with the official language of the territory being English. The majority of the population is Christian, with the largest denomination being the Anglican Church, but there are also significant Methodist, Roman Catholic, and other traditional indigenous religions.

Independent No
Country codes VG, VGB (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Virgin Islands
Official languages English
Religion /
Capital city Road Town
Continent North America
Time zone UTC-4:00 (AST)
Member of /
Population 30,735 (2023)
Population density 202 per Km2 (522 people per mi2)
Urban Population 52.4 % of the population is urban (15,832 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) /
Median age /
Total area The total land area is 150 Km2 (58 sq. miles)
Highest point Mount Sage on Tortola (521 m, 1 709 ft)
Lowest point Caribbean Sea
GDP per capita /
Currency United States dollar ($, USD)
Calling code +1284
Internet TLD .vg (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page British Virgin Islands Wikipedia Page

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