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Tortola

Tortola is one of the British Virgin Islands. These are a group of fifty islands found east of Puerto Rico between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. They form part of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies, a dependency of the United Kingdom. Tortola is one of sixteen inhabited islands in this chain, situated between Virgin Gorda to the east and Jost Van Dyke Island to the west. Tortola was sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1493, but wasn’t settled until 1648 by the Dutch. It was ceded to the UK in 1666. Small in area, only 59 square [...]