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ID: 7004677
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of British Virgin Islands (dependent state)  British Virgin Islands (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 18 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 18.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 064 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -64.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Arawaks were conquered by Caribs before Columbus arrived 1493; by 1596 most Caribs had fled or been killed by Spanish; used by Dutch pirates; English planters took over from Dutch in 17th cen.; British brought Africans here as slaves 17th-19th cen.; official language is English, though a Calypso dialect is also widely spoken.

Names:
British Virgin Islands (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
Virgin Islands, British (C,V,English,U,N)
Colony of the Virgin Islands (C,V,English,U,N)
Islas Vírgenes Británicas (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Britischen Junferninseln (C,O,German-P,U,N)
Îles Vierges britanniques (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Virgens Britânicas, Ilhas (C,O,Portuguese-P,U,N)
VGB (C,O,ISO3L)
VG (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO092 (C,O,ISO3N)
VI00 (C,O,FIPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of British Virgin Islands (dependent state)  ........  British Virgin Islands (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands (island group)  ........  Virgin Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of British Virgin Islands (dependent state)  ............  British Virgin Islands (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of British Virgin Islands (dependent state)  ............  British Virgin Islands (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities)  ....  British Overseas Territories (group of nations/states/cities) (P)
Hierarchy of British Virgin Islands (dependent state)  ........  British Virgin Islands (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  British since 17th cen., governed as a separate entity since 1956
primary political unit (C)
colony (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Road Town .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, British Virgin Islands) [1019102]

Sources and Contributors:
Britischen Junferninseln..........  [VP]
.........................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
British Virgin Islands..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.........................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
.........................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 998
.........................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.........................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 305
Colony of the Virgin Islands..........  [VP]
...............................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 532-533
Îles Vierges britanniques..........  [VP]
............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Islas Vírgenes Británicas..........  [VP]
............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
ISO092..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
VG..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
VGB..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 773
VI00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 95
Virgens Britânicas, Ilhas..........  [VP]
............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Virgin Islands, British..........  [VP]
.........................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 694-695
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 694-695
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 998
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 532-533
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 773
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 95
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 305
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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