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-Virgin Gorda is the third-largest (after Tortola and Anegada) and second most populous of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Located at approximately 18 degrees, 48 minutes North, and 64 degrees, 30 minutes West, it covers an area of about 8 square miles (21 km2). Christopher Columbus is said to have named the island "The Fat Virgin", because the island's profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side.

The main town is Spanish Town on the southwestern part of the island.

An unusual geologic formation known as "The Baths" located on the southern end of the island makes Virgin Gorda one of the BVI's major tourist destinations. 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. North of the Baths is the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor, formerly owned by Little Dix Bay. The most notable ruin on Virgin Gorda is the old Copper Mine. In the island's North Sound is the high-end Bitter End Yacht Club, now a five-star resort. Also located on the island is Rosewood Little Dix Bay, a four diamond resort offering luxury villas and suites as well as an award winning spa.

---------------------Virgen Gorda (anglificada parcialmente como Virgin Gorda) es la tercera isla más grande (después de Tórtola y Anegada) de la dependencia de las Islas Vírgenes Británicas, cubre un área de 21 km², el navegante Cristobal Colón le dio ese nombre por la forma particular de su territorio, siendo su principal localidad Spanish Town (Ciudad Española) en el suroeste de la isla.

Una inusual formación geológica conocida como "The Baths" ("Los Baños") localizada en el sur de la isla hace de Virgen Gorda uno de los destinos turísticos preferidos. En los baños las playas muestran evidencias de los orígenes volcánicos de las islas. Además cuenta para el transporte aéreo con un aeropuerto Virgin Gorda Airport.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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