The Virgin Islands

July 15, 2016

The official currency of the British Virgin Islands has been the US dollar since 1959, as used by the United States Virgin Islands.
 

The primary language in all The Virgin Islands is English with a thick Creole accent, an English-based dialect, spoken in informal situations. In the Spanish Virgin Islands most locals speak English too.

 

 

 

Moderated by trade winds provides a tropical climate and temperatures vary little throughout the year in The Virgin Islands, ranging between 32 °C/89.6 °F in the summer and 29 °C/84.2 °F in the winter.

 

 

The traditional music of The Virgin Islands  is called fungi, also called "scratch bands" after the local cornmeal dish with the same name, often made with okra.

 

Its special sound is due to a unique local fusion between African and European music and contains humorous social commentaries. Instruments are made from calabash, they use also washboards sometimes.

 

 Tortola - Jost van Dyke - Virgin Gorda - Anegada - Norman Island - Peter Island -  Salt Island - Cooper Island - Beef Island

 

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