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British Virgin Islands*

Currency unit

East Caribbean $

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History

Virgin Islands were seen and named by Columbus in 1493 and named after the Feast of the Holy Virgin. Occupied by Spain in 1555. All natives (Arawaks) killed by 1596. Annexed by Britain in 1672. They are still a colony as they are too small to be viable on their own. If a new West Indian Federation were to emerge these islands could become a territory within it.

Languages

Creole

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Economics

Tourism; suspected of money laundering in its secret offshore banks.

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Green/Ecology

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Human Rights

Islanders were awarded full British citizenship on 21 May 2002. However, British citizens do not have the right to move there.

Climate effects

Last revised 12/5/02


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