UNITED
STATES
VIRGIN
ISLANDS
Updated 21 October 2012
United States Virgin Islands is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American Continent, with a population of
105,275, making it the 193rd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Charlotte Amalie with a total
population of 18,914. The country encompasses 1,910 square kilometers making it the 201st largest country in total
area. It shares boundaries with Atlantic Ocean, Pillsbury Sound and Caribbean Sea.

President Barack Hussein Obama of the United States is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Vice
President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., achieves that status through a majority vote of the Electoral College and holds
that position for a four year term and is eligible for a second term. Under the United States Constitution, residents of
unincorporated territories, such as the Virgin Islands, do not vote in elections for United States president and vice
president. Governor John DeJongh is recognized as the Head of Government and along with Lieutenant Governor
Gregory R. Francis, achieves that status by popular vote for a four-year term and is eligible for a second term. Its
form of government is an unincorporated organized territory of the United States of America and they celebrate the
creation of their constitution on 22nd of July 1954.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Spanish and Spanish Creole, French and French Creole and
other languages. It counts among its major religions Baptist, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian and other religions. As
sources of mass communication it has 6 AM, 16 FM and 5 Television station.

Major geographical features are Crown Mountain, its highest point at 475 meters and Caribbean Sea, its lowest point
at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Caribbean Sea, which measures 188 kilometers of Coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, petroleum refining,
watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, textiles and electronics. Its official currency is the
United States Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before World War I, the Virgin Islands were
owned by Denmark but during the war the United States paid $25 million for the Virgin Islands to stop Germany from
expanding into the Western Hemisphere.
Blackbeard's  Castle
on Saint Thomas Island
Charlotte Amalie,
Saint Thomas- United
States Virgin Islands'
capital and largest city
Brass Islands in
Megen's Bay on Saint
Thomas
Christiansted,
Saint Croix
Coral Bay on
Saint Johns
Fort Christian on Saint
Thomas
View from Crown
Mountain
Water Island Beach
Sail Rock on the
Caribbean Sea- United
States Virgin Islands'
lowest point
Abi's Home Page
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Buck Island Reef
Children's Parade
performers in national
costume in Saint
Thomas
Crown Mountain on
Saint Thomas-United
States Virgin Islands'
highest point
Frederiksted on Saint
Croix
Rainforest Walk on
Saint Croix
Red Hook Bay on Saint
Thomas
Stewed Oxtail- a
favorite dish of the
United States Virgin
Islands
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East End on Saint
John's Island- the
easternmost point of
the United States
Virgin Islands adjacent
to the Three Sister
Islands of the British
Virgin Islands
Sandy Point on Saint
Croix- the
southernmost point of
the United States
Virgin Islands
Teague Bay on Saint
Croix- the westernmost
point of the United
States Virgin Islands
Tropico Point on Saint
Thomas- the
northernmost point of
the United States
Virgin Islands
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