It is part of an island chain collectively known as the Virgin Islands , which makes up the northeastern extremity of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico lies to the west. The chief town and port is Road Town on Tortola 21 square miles [54 square km] , the largest of the islands. The total area of the colony is 59 square miles square km. The British Virgin Islands are a geologic extension of the central fault-block mountains of Puerto Rico and present a variety of physical features, including low mountains, lagoons with coral reefs and barrier beaches, and landlocked harbours. Except for Anegada, the islands are hilly.
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The official name of the Territory is still simply the "Virgin Islands", but the prefix "British" is often used to distinguish it from the neighbouring American territory which changed its name from the "Danish West Indies" to "Virgin Islands of the United States" in British Virgin Islands government publications continue to begin with the name "The Territory of the Virgin Islands", passports simply refer to the "Virgin Islands", and all laws begin with the words "Virgin Islands". Moreover, the Territory's Constitutional Commission has expressed the view that "every effort should be made", to encourage the use of the name "Virgin Islands". About 15 of the islands are inhabited.
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