British Virgin Islands: Geography#

LocationCaribbean, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Geographic Coordinates18 30 N, 64 30 W 18.5,-64.5
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline80 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Sage 521 m
Highest Mountains
Terraincoral islands relatively flat; volcanic islands steep, hilly
Natural Hazardshurricanes and tropical storms (July to October)
Natural ResourceNEGL
Land Usearable land: 6.67%
permanent crops: 6.67%
other: 86.67% (2011)
Climatesubtropical; humid; temperatures moderated by trade winds
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources except for a few seasonal streams and springs on Tortola; most of the islands' water supply comes from wells and rainwater catchments
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notestrong ties to nearby US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico