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Encyclopedia > Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands

Frederiksted is a town on the west end of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix. It is home to Fort Frederik, constructed to protect the town from pirate raids. A separate article treats the several rivers known as the St. ...


Frederiksted is often referred to as "Freedom City" by locals. This nickname has to do with the fact that the town was the site of the emancipation of slaves in the then-Danish West Indies. The Danish West Indies or Danish Antilles, (DWI, Dansk Vest Indien) are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...


Frederiksted is home to one of two deep water ports on St. Croix, the other being located at the HOVENSA oil refinery. It is the main port for cruise ships visiting the island. Passengers are typically escorted from the ships to waiting taxis to bring them to the more picturesque and developed Christiansted. View of Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California. ... A taxis (plural taxes, pronounced takseez) is an innate behavioral response by an organism (or cell) to a directional stimulus (a stimulus from a particular direction) whereby an organism moves (orientation movement) either towards (positive taxis) or away from (negative taxis) the stimulus. ...


The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed on July 3, 1848 at Fort Frederik on the waterfront at the norhtern edge of Frederiksted. Destroyed by a fire in 1878, Frederiksted was restored during the Victorian era, as reflected in the town's architecture. Modern Frederiksted operates at a slower pace than Christiansted, except when cruise ships dock in Frederiksted `s deepwater port. The 2000 census population of the town was 732, and that of the larger sub-district was 3,767. [1] The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Virgin Islands are administratively divided into 3 districts, which are subdivided into 20 sub-districts. ...

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Geography · Economy · Demographics · Communications · Transportation  Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... United States territory is any extent of region under the jurisdiction of the federal government of the United States, including all waters (around islands or continental tracts). ... This article is about the country in North America. ... National motto: United in Pride and Hope Official language English Capital Charlotte Amalie Governor Charles Wesley Turnbull Area  - Total  - % water Ranked N/A 352 km² 1% Population  - Total (2003)  - Density Ranked N/A 124,778 (July 2003 est. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require rewriting and/or reformatting. ... Economy - overview: GDP: purchasing power parity - $1. ... Population: 120,917 (July 2000 est. ... Telephones - main lines in use: 58,000 (1999) 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 (2003... Railways: 0 km Highways: total: 856 km paved: NA km unpaved: NA km Note: The USVI is the only place under United States jurisdiction where the rule of the road is to drive on the left. ...

 Government 

Politics · Governors · Congressional Delegates · Senators · Elections National motto: United in Pride and Hope Official language English Capital Charlotte Amalie Governor Charles Wesley Turnbull Area  - Total  - % water Ranked N/A 352 km² 1% Population  - Total (2003)  - Density Ranked N/A 124,778 (July 2003 est. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require rewriting and/or reformatting. ... 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... These are tables of congressional delegations from Virgin Islands to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... 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. ...

 Capital 

Charlotte Amalie This is a list of United States state capitals: Trivia - Jefferson City (Missouri) has the longest name of the U.S. state capitals - Only two of the U.S. state capitals are named for their state: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Indianapolis, Indiana retard See also List of current and former... Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ...

 Cities 

Charlotte Amalie · Charlotte Amalie West · Christiansted · Frederiksted · Cruz Bay  · Anna's Retreat · This is a list of cities in the fifty United States as well as U.S.-owned territories (Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa) and the District of Columbia. ... Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ... Charlotte Amalie West is a town in St. ... Christiansted is a town on St. ... Cruz Bay is the main town on the island of Saint John in the United States Virgin Islands. ... Annas Retreat is a town in St. ...

 Islands 

Saint Croix · Saint John · Saint Thomas · Water Island · Other List of islands of U.S. Virgin Islands: Barrel of Beef Blinders Rocks Booby Rock Bovoni Cay Buck Island - Saint Croix Buck Island - Saint Thomas Calf Rock Capella Islands Carval Rock Cas Cay Cinnamon Cay Cockroach Island Coculus Rock Cololoba Cay Congo Cay Cow Rock Cricket Rock Current Rock Dog... Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... Oppenheimer Beach, in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands. ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... 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. ...

 Parks 

Virgin Islands NP · Virgin Islands Coral Reef NM · Buck Island Reef NM · Christiansted NHS · Salt River Bay NHP and Ecological Preserve The National Park System of the United States is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the National Park Service. ... Established in 1980, Virgin Islands National Park is a United States National Park covering approximately 60% of the island of Saint John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... The Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located off of Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands. ... Buck Island Reef National Monument, or just Buck Island is a small, uninhabited, 176-acre island about 1. ... Christiansted is a town on St. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


 
 

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