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British Virgin Islands

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Virgin Islands

Status: Overseas territory

Governor: David Pearey (2006)

Chief Minister: Orlando Smith (2003)

Total area: 59 sq mi (153 sq km)

Population (2006 est.): 23,098 (growth rate: 2.0%); birth rate: 14.9/1000; infant mortality rate: 16.7/1000; life expectancy: 76.7; density per sq mi: 391

Capital (2003 est.): Road Town (on Tortola): 9,100

Monetary unit: U.S. dollar

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