Description: Detailed large political map of Virgin Islands showing names of capital city, cities, islands, towns, states, provinces and boundaries with neighbouring countries.
The Virgin Islands are the western group of islands of the Leeward island group, it also constitutes the northern part of the Lesser Antilles. The group of islands also draw a line between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The Islands are divided into eastern and western parts for a reason.
The eastern part belongs to Great Britain and is called the British Virgin Islands and the western part is a territory of the United States and is called the United States Virgin Islands. The narrow Virgin Passage separates the islands from the Spanish Virgin Islands which are a part of Puerto Rico. The total land area of the United States Virgin Islands is 346.4 square kilometers, whereas the British Virgin Islands measure up to be 153 square kilometers.
The US Virgin Islands have a capital city called Charlotte Amalie which is located on an island called Saint Thomas and the capital of the British Virgin Islands is called Road Town, located on the largest island called Tortola. The US Virgin Islands has four major parts which are Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, Water Island and Saint John.
The British Virgin Islands are divided into Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. The US Virgin Islands are popular for their white shiny beaches and carefully placed harbors like the ones in Christiansted and Charlotte Amalie. The British Virgin Islands are known for their sheer number which amount up to 60 islands which include Tortola, Beef Island, Necker Island, Little Tobago, Great Tobago, etc.
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