- the principal island of the British Virgin Islands, in the NE West Indies. 9730; 21 sq. mi. (54 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of tortola
The only recent species of this genus is from the island of Tortola.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
It was at Tortola that they first gained any useful information.The Queen's Cup
G. A. Henty
In 1742 he parted from her to go on a religious visit to Tortola, in the West Indies.Brave Men and Women
He said he had at different periods been stationed in Antigua, Anguilla, Tortola, and some other islands.
In the legislature of Tortola, which passed the bill in April 1838, the opposing party was small.
- an island in the NE Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands group: chief island of the British Virgin Islands. Pop: 23 900 (latest est). Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles)