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St. Thomas / St. Croix / St. Johns Country Profile

Official Name:United States Virgin Islands

short form: Virgin Islands

former: Danish West Indies

ISO Country Code: vi

Time:Local Time = UTC -4h

Actual Time: Fri-Nov-4 18:09

Country Calling Code: +1 340

Capital City: Charlotte Amalie (on St. Thomas)

Other Towns: Frederiksted and Christiansted on St. Croix.

Government: Organized, unincorporated territory of the USA with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior.

Geography:

Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico.

Area: 350 sq km

Terrain: Mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land.

Climate: subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season September to November.

People:

Nationality: Virgin Islander(s)

Population: 100 000

Ethnic Groups: black 75%, white 13%, Asian 2%, other 6%, mixed 4%

Religions: Baptist, Roman Catholic, Episcopalian

Languages: English 76%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 17%, French or French Creole 7%

Literacy: NA

Natural resources: Sun, sand, sea, surf

Agriculture products: Fruit, vegetables, sorghum; Senepol cattle.

Industries: Tourism, petroleum refining, watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics.

Exports partners: USA, Puerto Rico

Imports partners: USA, Puerto Rico

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

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