Country: British Virgin Islands

Population: 23,552

Capital: Road Town

Time Zone: UTC-4

Currency Name: US dollar (USD)

Government Type: N/A (overseas territory of the United Kingdom)

Languages: English (official)

Ethnic Breakdown: black 83%, other 17% (includes white, Indian, Asian and mixed)

Religion: Protestant 86% (Methodist 33%, Anglican 17%, Church of God 9%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Baptist 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 15%), Roman Catholic 10%, other 2%, none 2%

Major Cities: Road Town

Phone Country Code: 1-284

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: December - May

Voltage: 115 V - 60 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, b

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), March 5 (Lavity Stoutt Birthday), March 12 (Commonwealth Day), Easter, Whit Monday, July 1 (Territory Day), August Festival, October 21 (Saint Ursula's Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (Boxing Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: There is no sales tax in the British Virgin Islands.