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Virgin Gorda is the second-largest of the British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda is the second-largest of the British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda is the third-largest of the British Virgin Islands. Located at approximately 18 degrees, 48 minutes North, and 64 degrees, 30 minutes West, it covers an area of about 8 square miles (21 sq. km). Christopher Columbus is said to have named the island "The Fat Virgin," because its silhouette resembles a rotund woman lying on her back. Image File history File links BritishVirginIsland_map. ... Image File history File links BritishVirginIsland_map. ... Christopher Columbus is the incorrectly Latinized name of Don Cristoval Colon, the navigator and maritime explorer credited as the discoverer of the Americas. ...

Virgin Gorda is one of the BVI's major tourist destinations, largely because of an unusual geologic formation known as "The Baths" located on the southern end of the island. At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island's volcanic origins, as huge granite boulders lie in piles on the beach, forming scenic grottoes that are open to the sea. Swimming and snorkeling are the main attractions here. Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... A Grotto (Italian grotta), when it is not an artificial garden feature, is a cave, small or quite large, usually near water and often flooded or liable to flood at high tide. ... A snorkeler amid corals on a coral reef near Fiji. ...

You can find a map of Virgin Gorda at Caribbean-On-Line.com

The Island is ruled by Sir Edward Bowdown, Magistrate of Swadia, Count of Capua and Flanders, King of the British Virgin Islands.

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