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    British Virgin Islands Geography - 1991

      Total area: 150 km2
      land area: 150 km2

      Comparative area: about 0.8 times the size of Washington, DC

      Coastline: 80 km

      Maritime claims:
      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: subtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds

      Terrain: coral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: arable land 20%; permanent crops 7%; meadows and pastures 33%; forest and woodland 7%; other 33%

      Environment: subject to hurricanes and tropical storms from July to October

      Note: strong ties to nearby US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

      NOTE: The information regarding British Virgin Islands on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of British Virgin Islands Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about British Virgin Islands Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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