Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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British Virgin Islands

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

The British Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean Sea, are an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. There are 36 islands, of which 16 are inhabited.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

British Virgin Islands - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

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ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

VG

Internet country code

VG

GRC Country Code

BVI

British Virgin Islands - Languages

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The official language is English External, though most of the population speak Lesser Antillean Creole English External.

British Virgin Islands - Company legal forms

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These company types are found:

   Company Limited by Guarantee
   Hybrid 'Cap 285' Company
   International Business Company
   Limited Partnership
   Ordinary Non-Resident Company
   Ordinary Resident Company
   Public Company
   Trust

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

British Virgin Islands - Address formats

Addresses are usually post office box numbers (written in English) in this format:

   [P.O. Box ]number
   Settlement[, ]Island name[ ]Postal code

for example

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Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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There are plans External to name all streets in the territory, starting in Road Town.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Post office box

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This is written P.O. Box.

British Virgin Islands - Postal codes

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A postal code system was introduced on 30th October 2006. The country has been split into 6 zones, and each postal code covers a post office or single address. The postal code format is:

   [VG11]9[0]

The areas are:

   VG1110 – Tortola Central
   VG1120 – Tortola East
   VG1130 – Tortola West
   VG1140 – Anegada
   VG1150 – Virgin Gorda
   VG1160 – Jost Van Dyke

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

British Virgin Islands - Postal code format graphic

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British Virgin Islands - Postal code format

British Virgin Islands - Postal code specifics

British Virgin Islands - Postal code regular expression

\A(VG11[1-6]0)\Z

British Virgin Islands - Postal code level of coverage

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Telephone numbers in British Virgin Islands

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All telephone numbers in the British Virgin Islands have the area code 284. All subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers have subscriber numbers commencing 300-303, 440-445, 468, 496, 499 or 540-544.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

Properties with value British Virgin Islands


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