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British Virgin Islands

Basic Facts

  • Population: 28,200 (2010 census)
  • Land area: 153 km²
  • Exclusive economic zone: 80,117 km²

Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory

The British Virgin Islands has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since 1946, following the transmission of information on the Leeward Islands (which had included the British Virgin Islands) by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations.

  • See General Assembly resolution 66 (I) of 14 December 1946

Administering Power

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Nations-related action

The General Assembly adopts on an annual basis a resolution on the British Virgin Islands. Please visit the Documents page for past General Assembly resolutions on British Virgin Islands from 2008.

United Nations Secretariat annual working papers on British Virgin Islands issued since 2008  are also available on the Documents page.

Links

Government of the British Virgin Islands

Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

(Last updated: 15 May 2019)