FACTOID # 2: Puerto Rico has roughly the same gross state product as Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Politics of the U.S. Virgin Islands


Country name:
conventional long form: Virgin Islands of the United States
conventional short form: Virgin Islands
former: Danish West Indies The Danish West Indies (DWI, Dansk Vest Indien) are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...


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, US Department of the Interior


Government type: NA


Capital: Charlotte Amalie Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ...



Administrative divisions: none (territory of the US); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three islands at the second order; Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ... 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). ...


National holiday: Transfer Day, 31 March (1917) (from Denmark to US) March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ...


Constitution: Revised Organic Act of 22 July 1954 22 July is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Legal system: based on US laws


Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal; note - indigenous inhabitants are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections


Executive branch:
chief of state: President George W. Bush of the US (since 20 January 2001); Vice President Dick Cheney (since 20 January 2001)
head of government: Governor Dr. Charles Wesley Turnbull (since 5 January 1999) and Lieutenant Governor Vargrave A. Richards (since January 2003)
cabinet: NA
elections: governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year terms; election last held 5 November 2002 (next to be held 7 November 2006)
election results: Dr. Charles Wesley Turnbull elected governor; percent of vote - Dr. Charles W. Turnbull (Democrat) 50.5%, John de Jongh 24.4% President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941), widely known as Dick Cheney, is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States under President George W. Bush. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Charles Wesley Turnbull Charles Wesley Turnbull is the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Elections in the U.S. Virgin Islands gives information on election and election results in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Legislative branch: unicameral Senate (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms)
elections: last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held 7 November 2006)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 10, ICM 3, independents 2
note: the Virgin Islands elects one non-voting delegate to the US House of Representatives; election last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held 7 November 2006); results - Donna M. Christian-Christensen (Democrat) 66%, Warren B. Mosler (Independent) 28%, Krim M. Ballentine (Republican) <1% November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Donna Christian-Christensen Donna Marie Christian-Christensen, formerly Donna Christian-Green (born September 19, 1945), is the non-voting Delegate from the United States Virgin Islands to the United States House of Representatives. ...


Judicial branch: US District Court, judges are appointed by the president; Territorial Court, judges appointed by the governor for 10-year terms


Political parties and leaders: Democratic Party (Arturo Watlington); Independent Citizens Movement or ICM (Usie Richards); Republican Party (Gary Sprauve) The Independent Citizens Movement (or Independent Citizens Movement) is a political party in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...


International organization participation: ECLAC (associate), Interpol (subbureau), IOC


Diplomatic representation in the US: none (territory of the US)


Diplomatic representation from the US: none (territory of the US)


Flag description: the flag is white, with a modified US coat of arms in the center between the large blue initials V and I; the coat of arms shows a yellow eagle holding an biblical fern branch in one talon and three arrows in the other with a superimposed shield of vertical red and white stripes below a blue panel Flag ratio: ? The flag of the United States Virgin Islands was adopted in 1921. ...



Flag of the United States Virgin Islands

  Territory of the Virgin Islands of the United States  

Geography | Economy | Demographics | Communications | Transportation Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... 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...

Government:

Politics | Governors | Congressional Delegates | Senators | Elections 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. ...

Capital:

Charlotte Amalie Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ...

Small Cities:

Charlotte Amalie | Christiansted | Frederiksted | Cruz Bay Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ... Christiansted is a town on St. ... Frederiksted is a town on the west end of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. ... Cruz Bay is a town on the west coast of St. ...

Islands:

Saint Croix | Saint John | Saint Thomas | Water Island | Other Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ... 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. ...


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m