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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.
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.
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%
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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