Road Town, capital, main port, and largest town (2000 est. pop. 8,000) of the British Virgin Islands. It is situated on the S coast of Tortola Island on the deeply indented Road Bay. Tourism, boat chartering, and offshore banking are important contributors to its economy. Among its notable sites are the old prison and post office buildings, the botanic garden, and Forts Burt, George, and Charlotte.
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