History of the British Virgin Islands
Who found these islands?
There are many secrets hiding behind these mountains.so let’s talk about the secrets of these beautiful virgin islands. The war-like Caribs had expelled the Arawak people, who presumably originally lived in the Virgin Island when Christopher Columbus arrived in 1493, by name of Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Virgenes islands.
Explore the magical of British virgin islands, in this pristine volcanic archipelago, which shows the uniqueness of every island. It’s one of the best secrets of the virgin islands.
What is the value of these?
The British Virgin Islands are located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is an island chain collectively known as the Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico lies to the west and northeast of the Great Antilles. The British territory of the Virgin Islands is made up of four large islands and 32 other smaller islands, which make for a very beautiful and frequent tourist destination.
The four largest islands are Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke. Most importantly there are no more than 20 islands inhabited by small islands in these islands. Great Tobago, Peter, Cooper, Norman, Guana, Beef, Great Thatch, Little Thatch, and Marina Cay are some of the less populated islands.
Tortola has its main town and harbor and is the largest of these islands. The Next up are the Anegada, (15 km), the Virgin Gorda (8 km) and Van Jost (3 km). Later on, you can find the Anegada.
The topography of these islands
Virgin Island is characterized by a variety of physical features, such as low hills, coral reefs, lagoons, and land ports, and is characterized by a beautiful climate. Apart from Anegada, the other islands comprise mountain ranges. most importantly The Sage Mountain is the highest point in Tortola. Its height is 1,709 feet (521 meters).
To the north of the island, Anegada Island is a flat coral island surrounded by dangerous reefs. Its elevation never exceeds 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 meters) above sea level, and this does not diminish the beauty of the island.
There are no rivers on the island, and instead of the water, they are surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and a sea.
Flora of these islands and animal species
Vegetation is coastal and Supported by thin soil in most areas, it includes royal poinciana (flamboyant) trees and other lush blossoms, but the relatively small shrubs and trees of the islands are not enough to be of financial value. it’s a well-known secret.
There are many beautiful plants in the islands. Among the tree species are mango, sour and coconut. Cacao and wild orchids grow in the mountains, while cacti, grass, and sugarcane grow in the lowlands.
There are many species of birds and small animals like deer. therefore Coastal species can be found. Sailfish, Marlin, Kingfish, and Tarpon are just a few of them.
The Arawaks remained in the islands until the 15th century when the more hostile Caribs, a Lesser Antilles island group, displaced them.
The British Virgin Islands have a tropical rainforest climate, with temperatures varying slightly throughout the year. The average annual rainfall is about 1,150 mm (45.3 in) higher in the hills and lowers on the coast. Rainfall may be quite variable, but on average the wettest months are from September to November, with February and March being the driest months on average.
Here are some things to do in the British Virgin Islands
- Cane Garden Bay (Tortola)
- Anegada Island
- Brewers Bay (Tortola)
- White Bay (Jost Van Dyke)
- Rhone National Marine Park
- The Baths (Virgin Gorda)
- Smuggler’s Cove (Tortola)
- Sailing, Yachting, and Boat Tours
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