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British Virgin Islands (Tortola)

Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands within the Caribbean.

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British Virgin Islands (Tortola) in detail

Tortola is one of the British Virgin Islands, part of the Leeward Islands, in the eastern Caribbean. Friendly little Road Town is the capital of Tortola (meaning 'Turtle Dove'), largest of this archipelago of over 50 beach-fringed islands and cays to the east of Puerto Rico.

Tortola is mountainous and volcanic in origin, well known for its Sage Mountain National Park, covered with primeval rainforest. As well as sampling the beautiful beaches, visit Apple Bay's Sugar MilI and try rum drinks that pack a real 'punch' at Pusser's Company Store.Inhabited first by the Arawak and then by Carib peoples, they were settled by the Dutch from 1648 but in 1672 they became a British colony.

During the 17th century the Virgin Islands were frequented by buccaneers and pirates. Though the islands remain a British Dependency, the official currency was changed to the U.S. dollar to reflect its trade relationships with the USA and Puerto Rico.

  • Time Zone GMT -4
  • Currency US Dollar (US$)
  • Language English
  • Population 24,000 (British Virgin Islands)

British Virgin Islands Weather

  • Temperature
  • Rainfall

temperature degrees centigrade

Jan
25
Feb
25
Mar
25.5
Apr
26.5
May
27
Jun
28
Jul
28
Aug
28
Sep
28
Oct
27.5
Nov
26
Dec
26

rainfall in mm

Jan
89
Feb
69
Mar
74
Apr
94
May
150
Jun
150
Jul
130
Aug
155
Sep
140
Oct
152
Nov
152
Dec
145