Key: 2310  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 20
Issued: 997 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 153 sq.km; Population - 20,800; Capital - Road Town
A Crown Colony of GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.), group of islands in the West Indies,
northeast of Puerto Rico. The chief industries are fishing and livestock.
Between 1876 to 1956 part of the administration of LEEWARD ISLANDS. Linked
economically to its neighbor island American Virgin Islands (formerly
DANISH WEST INDIES) and using UNITED STATES (U.S.A.) currency since 1962.
First stamps issued in 1866. Indirect UPU membership since July 1st, 1879.
Annual output about 30.
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Inscriptions
VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BR. VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRITISH VIRGIN IS.

Index
VIRGIN ISLANDS
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Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
100 Cents = 1 Dollar (1951)
100 Cents = 1 U.S. Dollar (1962)
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Related Countries

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)

LEEWARD ISLANDS
Leeward Islands

DANISH WEST INDIES
Danish West Indies

UNITED STATES (U.S.A.)
United States (u.s.a.)