British Virgin Islands Introduction 2001
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
First settled by the Dutch in 1648, the islands were soon after (1672) annexed by the English. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.
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