British Virgin Islands

Military: British Virgin Islands

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 7,266 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 6,057

females age 16-49: 5,805 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 168

female: 162 (2010 est.)

Military - note:

defense is the responsibility of the UK

Transnational Issues: British Virgin Islands

Disputes - international:


Illicit drugs:

transshipment point for South American narcotics destined for the US and Europe; large offshore financial center makes it vulnerable to money laundering