Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of British Indian Ocean Territory, you would:

Geography

see 73.1% less coastline


British Indian Ocean Territory has a total of 698 km of coastline. In Virgin Islands, that number is 188 km.

Virgin Islands: At a glance

Virgin Islands (sometimes abbreviated USVI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 346 sq km. The Danes secured control over the southern Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish holdings, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

How big is Virgin Islands compared to British Indian Ocean Territory? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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