Tropical, tempered by
easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal
temperature variation. Has experienced several hurricanes in recent
years, although with little consequent damage, as well as floods,
usually in October or November.
Virgin Islands Creole is an
English-based creole spoken in the Virgin Islands and the nearby SSS
islands of Saba, Saint Eustatius and Saint Martin, where it has been
known as Netherlands Antilles Creole.
The official currency of
the British Virgin Islands has been the US dollar since 1959, a currency
also used by the United States Virgin Islands.
The population of the British Virgin Islands is
approximately 24, 900 (2010 est) and the official language is English.
The population consists of a mixture of British, Spanish, Dutch,
Amerindian and Caribbean racial types; in the last twenty years
immigrants in search of work from other parts of the Caribbean have more
than doubled the population.
Road Town, located on Tortola, is the capital of the
British Virgin Islands. It is situated on the horseshoe-shaped Road
Harbour in the centre of the island's south coast. The town's population
was about 9, 400 in 2004.