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Road Town

Road Town
Administration
Official nameRoad Town
Settlement typeTown
CountryUnited Kingdom
British Overseas TerritoryBritish Virgin Islands
IslandTortola
Demography
Total Population9400 (2004)

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Road Town, located on Tortola, is the capital of the British Virgin Islands. It is situated on the horseshoe-shaped Road Harbour in the centre of the island's south coast. The town's population was about 9,400 in 2004.

The name is derived from the nautical term "the roads", a place less sheltered than a harbor but which ships can easily get to. A 28 hectare (70 acre) development called Wickham's Cay, consisting of two areas that were reclaimed from the sea and a marina have enabled Road Town to emerge as a haven for yacht chartering and a centre of tourism. This area is the newest part of the city and the hub for the new commercial and administrative buildings of the BVI. The oldest building in Road Town, the HM Prison on Main Street, dates from the 1840s.

Road Town is one of the principal centres for bareboating (self-hire yacht chartering) in the Caribbean. Cruise ships can be often seen docked here as well.

The Harbour is a popular jumping off point for many of the ferries servicing the island. The ferry terminal is located at the south-west end of Road Town. Ferries run during the day every day of the week, but rarely at night: it is important to consult an up-to-date ferry timetable in advance.

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Capitals of British territories

British overseas territories
The Valley, Anguilla
Hamilton, Bermuda
Rothera, British Antarctic Territory
Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
George Town, Cayman Islands
Stanley, Falkland Islands
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Plymouth (de jure), Brades (de facto), Montserrat
Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands
Jamestown, Saint Helena
Georgetown, Ascension Island
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, Tristan da Cunha
Grytviken (de jure), King Edward Point (de facto), Sth Georgia & Sth Sandwich Islands
Episkopi Cantonment, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
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Crown Dependencies
Saint Helier, Jersey
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
Douglas, Isle of Man
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Constituent countries
London, England and the United Kingdom
Edinburgh, Scotland
Cardiff, Wales
Belfast, Northern Ireland



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