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Encyclopedia > Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. Its 2004 population (estimated) was 19,000. Charlotte Amalie is located on the southern side of the island of St. Thomas. Charlotte Amalie is also the name of the deep water harbor that was once a pirates haven and is now the famed cruise ship port. About 1.5 million cruise ship passengers landed on St. Thomas in 2004. Charlotte Amalie has many buildings of historical importance and is home to the second oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The St. Thomas Historical Trust is a civic minded organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Charlotte Amalie's architecture and cultural heritage. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city was named after Queen Charlotte Amalie (1650-1714), consort of King Christian V of Denmark. // Events June 23 - Claimant King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland arrives in Scotland, the only of the three Kingdoms that has accepted him as ruler. ... // Events August 1 - George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain. ... Christian V (April 15, 1646 - August 25, 1699), was king of Denmark and Norway from 1670-1699. ...


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  Territory of the Virgin Islands of the United States  

Geography | Economy | Demographics | Communications | Transportation | Flag of the United States Virgin Islands Ratio 2:3 482 × 302 pixels 9340 bytes File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Population: 120,917 (July 2000 est. ... Telephones - main lines in use: 58,000 (1995) Telephones - mobile cellular: 2,000 (1992) Telephone system: domestic: modern, uses fiber-optic cable and microwave radio relay international: submarine cable and satellite communications; satellite earth stations - NA Radio broadcast stations: AM 5, FM 11, shortwave 0 (1998) Radios: 107,000 (1997...

Government:

Politics | Governors | Congressional Delegates | Senators | Elections Country name: conventional long form: Virgin Islands of the United States conventional short form: Virgin Islands former: Danish West Indies Data code: VQ Dependency status: organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs... List of U.S. Virgin Islands Governors 1917 - 1917 Edwin Taylor Pollock 1917 - 1919 James Harrison Oliver 1919 - 1921 Joseph Wallace Oman 1921 - 1922 Sumner Ely Wetmore Kittelle 1922 - 1923 Henry Hughes Hough 1923 - 1925 Philip Williams 1925 - 1927 Martin Edwin Trench 1927 - 1931 Waldo A. Evans 1931 - 1935 Paul... Delegates of the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. Congress Categories: U.S. Virgin Islands ... 26th Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands (2005-2006) Senator At-Large (Saint John) Craig W. Barshinger (Democratic Party) Saint Croix Senators Norman Jn Baptiste (Senate Vice President) Pedro Pete Encarnacion (Democratic Party) Neville James (Democratic Party) Terrence Positive Nelson (ICM) Usie Raymond Richards (ICM) Ronald E. Russell (Democratic... Elections in the U.S. Virgin Islands gives information on election and election results in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...

State Capital:

Charlotte Amalie

Small Cities:

Charlotte Amalie | Christiansted | Frederisksted Christiansted is a town on St. ... Frederiksted is a city on the west end of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. ...

Islands:

Saint Croix | Saint John | Saint Thomas | Water Island | Other A separate article treats the several rivers known as the St. ... Saint John is the smallest of the three main United States Virgin Islands (USVI), a United States territory. ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). ... Water Island is the fourth and most recent main island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory located in the Caribbean Sea. ... The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean. ...


 
 

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