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United States Virgin Islands

United States Virgin Islands
General information
Common nameUnited States Virgin Islands
NameVirgin Islands of the United States
MottoUnited in Pride and Hope
Anthem"Virgin Islands March", "The Star-Spangled Banner"
CapitalCharlotte Amalie
Largest cityCharlotte Amalie
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups73% Afro-Caribbean, 22% Puerto Rican, 5% Caucasian
DemonymUS Virgin Islander
GovernmentUnincorporated, organized territory
PresidentBarack Obama (D)
GovernorJohn de Jongh (D)
Lieutenant GovernorGregory R. Francis (D)
US territoryUS territory
Treaty of the Danish West IndiesMarch 31, 1917
Revised Organic ActJuly 22, 1954
Total Area133.73 sq mi (346.4 km2) (202nd)
Water %1.0
Population census109750 (2010)
Density (pop.)353.9/km2 (34th) (916.9/sq mi)
GDP PPP$1.577 billion (2003)
Other information
CurrencyUS$ (USD)
Time zoneAST (UTC−4)
- Summer (DST)No DST (UTC−4)
Drives on theleft
Internet and .us
Calling code+1 (spec. +1-340)

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The Virgin Islands of the United States (commonly called the United States Virgin Islands or U.S. Virgin Islands) are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.

The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 sqmi (346359110 m2).

As of the 2000 census the population was 108,612, mostly composed by those of Afro-Caribbean descent. Tourism is the primary economic activity, although there is a significant manufacturing sector.

Formerly the Danish West Indies, they were sold to the United States by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916. They are classified by the UN as a Non-Self-Governing Territory, and are currently an organized, unincorporated United States territory. The Islands are organized under the Revised Organic Act of 1954, and have since held five constitutional conventions, the last proposed Constitution of 2009 being rejected by Congress in 2010.

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The Rising Stars of St. Thomas - United States Virgin Islands what a great sound and energy!! Cant wait to go back
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St. Croix has some of the most diverse scuba diving in the Caribbean including wall diving, shore diving, wreck diving, reef, pier and night dives. Physically handicapped or challenged? Watch our video and see how The Scooter helps you get around!
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FINALLY I got this video to publish (after working on it for days then more days trying to get it to agree to publish). Alas, I noticed some glitches in a few transitions but I know ya'll will forgive me :(. Highlights of my March trip home to the US & British Virgin Islands. Video is by me w/ my digicam & music is by my godfather, Quito Rymer. Enjoy, rate & comments. Love ya'll!
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Read Stumpy Moose's review of this anthem:
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1. 1977 Wella Balsam shampoo with Jaclyn Smith 2. 1977 Lip Quencher by Chapstick with Shelly Smith 3. 1977-78 Mrs. Pauls Shorgasbord seafood meals 4. 1979 Haines pantyhose (Gentlemen prefer Haines) 5. 1979 US Virgin Islands (Division of Tourism) 6. 1979 Fresca Sugar Free 7. 1979 Suburu Brat 8. 1978-79 Baume & Mercier Watches 9. 1979 Jacksons and LTD Special (In Concert) 10. 1978-79 Wella Kolestral with Marjorie Wallace 11. 1979 Step Saver Floor Cleaner with Ammonia 12. 1978-79 Chapstick's Lip Quencher Gloss Stick **These commercials are from my 1970-79 Commercials Part 3 set**
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This is my third Bench Press of 507 lbs at the 2010 IPF/NAPF Pan American Bench Press Championships in the British Virgin Islands!!!!!!! I won the Gold Medal in the 220 lb class in both the NAPF and Pan American Bench Press Championships!!!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!! Praise HaShem!!!!!!!!!
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The fun is all-inclusive as Caribbean music welcomes Royal Caribbean cruise guests debarking from Oasis of the Seas at St. Thomas to enjoy gorgeous tropical weather, duty-free shopping and relaxation on the beach during their cruise vacation.
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This is Sparkles singing Positively Nelsons song, America The Beautiful. The lyrics were written by Senator Terrence "Positive" Nelson of the US Virgin Islands legislature. You can purchase Positively Nelsons CDs at
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I Remember by Anna Fisher (Kevin Eubanks arr. B. Hammer and A. Fisher) © 2002 NIVEK Publishing © 2009 MOLIN MUSIC English horn: Anna Fisher Trumpet: Richard Grant Trombone: Rembert James Keyboard: Esteban Adame Double Bass: Eric Sittner Drums: Andy Sanesi Percussion: Munyungo Jackson Save the Earth - Please DOWNLOAD! video Anna Fisher © 2010 MOLIN MUSIC Photos from a Benefit for St. John Community Crisis Center at Star Fish Marketplace in Cruz Bay, St. John, United States Virgin Islands January 10, 2010 on the way to the bustling new communities and older originally isolated inhabitants. Exponential growth, poor planning and most of all corruption from the top down prohibits the citizens a peaceful and just commUNITY. MORE LOVE! Fight for children, when the tables turn...where will YOU STAND?!?
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K-Factor's Give Me A Chance K-Factor-A Upcoming Group Consisting Of Twins From The US Virgin Islands(St.Croix) Members:K-FaKtor's Kevin And K-Factor's Kai Genres: Hip Hop,Pop,R and B Links: and Not Currently Signed -=-=-=-=-DISCLAIMER-=-=-=-=- Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. Song Used: Mariah Carey- Unthinkable All the songs in these videos are not created by me they are created by their performer
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US gas prices pass $3 mark. Will anything stop them from climbing higher? - Christian Science Monitor Tweet this news
Christian Science Monitor---...- which is one of the biggest gasoline suppliers in the -US-; the closing of a refinery in St. Croix in the -Virgin Islands-; port and refinery strikes in ... - Date : Fri, 31 Dec 2010 01:52:13 GMT+00:00
U.S. v. LIBURD - Tweet this news Const. amend. V. The Revised Organic Act of 1954 extends this right to the people of the -Virgin Islands-. 48 USC § 1561. In -United States- v. ... - Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:34:09 GMT+00:00
Flu activity up globally, in US, and notably in UK - CIDRAP Tweet this news
CIDRAP--Puerto Rico and 13 states reported regional activity; 9 states are experiencing local activity; 23 states, the District of Columbia, and the -US Virgin- ... - Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:22:19 GMT+00:00
IN RE MALA - Tweet this news Court of the -Virgin Islands- to, inter alia, vacate the order transferring his case to the -United States- District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. ... - Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:36:32 GMT+00:00
FRANCIS v. PUEBLO XTRA INTERNATIONAL, INC. - Tweet this news relocated from the continental -United States- to the -Virgin Islands-, and was paid a salary of approximately $20000 more than Francis had been paid. ... - Date : Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:23:07 GMT+00:00
Independence Holding rises after dividend - Danbury News Times Tweet this news
Danbury News Times--Independence Holding Co., a Stamford-based seller of life insurance through subsidiaries in the -United States- and the -Virgin Islands-, declared a semi-annual ... - Date : Wed, 29 Dec 2010 02:59:40 GMT+00:00
NYSE Volume Active Stocks are - USO, M, FBP, TER, A - Wall Street Bay Tweet this news
Wall Street Bay---...- -United States- Operations and -Virgin Islands- Operations. On January 28, 2008, the Corporation completed the acquisition of -Virgin Islands- Community Bank ... - Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:40:34 GMT+00:00
UPDATE: Census Bureau News -- 2010 International Data Base Update - PR Newswire (press release) Tweet this news
PR Newswire (press release)--The estimates and projections for the US Island Areas of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the -US Virgin Islands- ... - Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 22:32:24 GMT+00:00
Gold passes $1400 an ounce - Salon Tweet this news
Salon----Increased tax rebates to Puerto Rico and the -Virgin Islands- from a tax on rum imported into the -United States-. The -US- imposes a $13.50 per proof-gallon ... - Date : Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:38:59 GMT+00:00
Oil steadies near 2-year high, China rate hike pressures - Livemint Tweet this news
Livemint---...- the restarting of a major -US- gasoline refinery. The gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracker at Hovensa LLC's 500000-bpd -Virgin Islands- refinery resumed ... - Date : Mon, 27 Dec 2010 06:20:33 GMT+00:00

Territory of United States Virgin Islands

State capital: Charlotte Amalie
TopicsGeography * Economy * Demographics * Communications * Transportation * History * Visitor Attractions
GovernmentPolitics * Governors * Congressional Delegates * Senators * Elections
CitiesCharlotte Amalie * Charlotte Amalie West * Christiansted * Frederiksted * Cruz Bay * Anna's Retreat
IslandsSaint Croix * Saint John * Saint Thomas * Water Island * Other
ParksVirgin Islands NP * Virgin Islands Coral Reef NM * Buck Island Reef NM * Christiansted NHS * Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve

Countries and dependencies of North America

Sovereign states
Antigua and Barbuda * Bahamas * Barbados * Belize * Canada * Costa Rica * Cuba * Dominica * Dominican Republic * El Salvador * France (Guadeloupe * Martinique) * Grenada * Guatemala * Haiti * Honduras * Jamaica * Mexico * Nicaragua * Panama * St. Kitts and Nevis * St. Lucia * St. Vincent and the Grenadines * Trinidad and Tobago * United States
FranceSt. Barthélemy * St. Martin * St. Pierre and Miquelon * Clipperton
NetherlandsAruba * Netherlands Antilles
United KingdomAnguilla * Bermuda * British Virgin Islands * Cayman Islands * Montserrat * Turks and Caicos Islands
United StatesNavassa Island * Petrel Islands * Puerto Rico * Serranilla Bank * U.S. Virgin Islands

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