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The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States. These islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes the U.S. Virgin Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories, a highly political list that is disputed by France, the United States, and the United Kingdom, which all have territories on the list. The U.S. Virgin Islands are made up of the four main islands of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Water Island and many smaller islands. They are the only U.S. territory where traffic drives on the left. ... Dependent areas are territories that for some reason do not enjoy full independence or sovereignty as states. ... The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states. ... The United Nations maintains a list of territories that do not govern themselves. ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). ... Saint John is the smallest of the three main United States Virgin Islands (USVI), a United States territory. ... A separate article treats the several rivers known as the St. ... 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. ... Red = drive on right Blue = drive on left Rules of the road are the general practices and procedures followed by people on roads, especially those driving cars or on bicycles or other vehicles. ...

United States Virgin Islands
coat of arms
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National motto: "United in Pride and Hope"
Image:LocationUSVirginIslands.png
Official language English
Capital Charlotte Amalie
Chief of state George W. Bush
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.)
354/km²
Independence none (territory of the USA), Revised Organic Act of 22 July 1954
Currency U.S. dollar (USD)
Time zone UTC-4 (no DST)
National anthem Virgin Islands March
Internet TLD .vi
Calling Code 1-340

Contents

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. ... Flag ratio: ? The flag of the United States Virgin Islands was adopted in 1921. ... A motto is a phrase or collection of words intended to describe the motivation or intention of a sociological grouping or organization. ... Location map for the US Virgin Islands - created for Wikipedia File links The following pages link to this file: U.S. Virgin Islands User:DanielZm/test Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Thomas Categories: GFDL images ... An official language is something that is given a unique status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ... A head of state or chief of state is the chief public representative of a nation-state, federation or commonwealth, whose role generally includes personifying the continuity and legitimacy of the state and exercising the political powers, functions and duties granted to the head of state in the countrys... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the current President of the United States and former Governor of the State of Texas. ... 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... Charles Wesley Turnbull Charles Wesley Turnbull is the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... This is a list of sovereign states and other territories by population, estimated for the year 2005. ... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dollar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is formally recognized by a countrys government as their states official national song. ... The Virgin Islands March is a patriotic song which is considered to be the national anthem of the US Virgin Islands. ... A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of an Internet domain name. ... .vi is the Internet country code top-level domain ( ccTLD) for the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... // At a glance In depth Zone 1 – North American Numbering Plan Area nanpa. ...


History

The Virgin Islands were originally settled by the Ciboney, Carib, and Arawaks. The islands were named by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 for Saint Ursula and her virgin followers. Over the next three hundred years, the islands were held by many European powers, including Spain, England, Netherlands, France, the Knights of Malta, and Denmark. Ciboney (also Siboney) is a word derived from the Caribbean Indian language of the Arawak. ... Carib or Island Carib is the name of a people of the Lesser Antilles islands, after whom the Caribbean Sea was named; their name for themselves was Kalinago for men and Kallipuna for women. ... The term Arawak (from aru, the Lokono word for cassava flour), was used to designate the friendly Amerindians encountered by the Spanish in the Caribbean. ... Christopher Columbus (conjectural image) For information about the film director, see the article on Chris Columbus. ... Events January 4 - Christopher Columbus leaves the New World. ... Saint Ursula on the coat-of-arms of British Virgin Islands Ursula (small female bear in Latin) is a Christian saint. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... The Knights Hospitaller (the or Knights of Malta or Knights of Rhodes) is a tradition which began as a Benedictine nursing Order founded in the 11th century based in the Holy Land, but soon became a militant Christian Chivalric Order under its own charter, and was charged with the care...


The Danish West India Company settled on Saint Thomas in 1672, on Saint John in 1694, and purchased Saint Croix from the French in 1733. The islands became royal Danish colonies in 1754, their name in Danish translating as Jomfruøerne. Sugarcane, produced by slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries, until the abolition of slavery by Governor Peter von Scholten on July 3, 1848. The Danish West Indies (DWI) are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... Saint John is the smallest of the three main United States Virgin Islands (USVI), a United States territory. ... Events February 6 - The colony Quilombo dos Palmares is destroyed. ... A separate article treats the several rivers known as the St. ... Events February 12 - British colonist James Oglethorpe founds Savannah, Georgia. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of between 6-37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions... A monument celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, erected in Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London Look up Slavery on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Enslaved redirects here. ... This poster depicting the horrific conditions on slave ships was influential in mobilizing public opinion against slavery in Great Britain and the United States. ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During the submarine warfare phases of the First World War, the USA, fearing that the islands might be seized by Germany as a submarine base, approached Denmark to sell the islands to the USA. On January 17, 1917, the United States bought the Danish West Indies for $25 million and took possession of the islands on March 31. The Danish Crown may have felt pressure to accept the sale, thinking that the USA would seize the islands, if Denmark was invaded by Germany. U.S. citizenship was later granted to the inhabitants of the islands in 1927. Naval warfare is divided into three operational areas: surface warfare, air warfare and submarine warfare. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... The Danish West Indies (DWI) are a former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... Possession is having some degree of control over something else. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... The Crown is a term which is used to separate the government authority and property of the state in a kingdom from any personal influence and private assets held by the current Monarch. ... Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now usually a state), and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Geography

Main article: Geography of the U.S. Virgin Islands Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico Geographic coordinates: 18 20 N, 64 50 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 352 sq km land: 349 sq km water: 3 sq km Area - comparative: twice the size of...


The U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, about 50 miles east of Puerto Rico. The territory consists of four main islands: Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, and Water Island, as well as several dozen smaller islands. The combined land area of the islands is roughly twice the size of Washington, D.C.. Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea is a tropical body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). ... Saint John is the smallest of the three main United States Virgin Islands (USVI), a United States territory. ... Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ... 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. ... Washington, D.C., short for the District of Columbia (locals know the city as the District, DC,—or, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America. ...


The U.S. Virgin Islands are known for their white sand beaches, including Magens Bay and Trunk Bay, and strategic harbors, including Charlotte Amalie and Christiansted. Most of the islands, including Saint Thomas, are volcanic in origin and hilly. The highest point is Crown Mountain, Saint Thomas (474m). Saint Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, lies to the south and has a flatter terrain. The National Park Service owns more than half of Saint John, nearly all of Hassel Island, and many acres of coral reef. (See also Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, Buck Island Reef National Monument, Christiansted National Historic Site, and Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve.) Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. ... 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. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States Federal Government agency that deals with all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation properties with various designations. ... Hassel Island (also sometimes Hassell Island) is a small island of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a United States territory located in the Caribbean Sea. ... Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef. ... Established in 1980, Virgin Islands National Park is a United States National Park covering approximately 60% of the island of St. ... 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. ...


The Virgin Islands lie on the boundary of the North American plate and the Caribbean Plate. Natural hazards include earthquakes, tropical cyclones and tsunamis. The North American plate is shown in brown on this map The North American Plate is a continental tectonic plate covering the continent of North America, extending eastward to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and westward to the Cherskiy Range in East Siberia. ... Detail of the Cocos and Caribbean plates from: [Image:Plate tectonics map. ... Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998 An earthquake is a trembling or a shaking movement of the Earths surface. ... Hurricane Ivan viewed from the International Space Station, September 2004. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ...


Politics

Main article: 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 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...


The U.S. Virgin Islands are an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States. Although U.S. citizens, Virgin Islanders cannot vote in U.S. Presidential elections. The political units and divisions of the United States include the several states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipality, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... United States presidential elections determine who serves as President and Vice President of the United States for four-year periods, starting on January 20 of the year after the election. ...


The main political parties in the U.S. Virgin Islands are the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands, the Independent Citizens Movement (ICM), and the Republican Party of the Virgin Islands. Additional candidates run as independents. The Democratic Party is a political party in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... The Independent Citizens Movement (or Independent Citizens Movement) is a political party in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ... The Republican Party is a political party in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...


At the national level, the U.S. Virgin Islands elects a delegate to Congress. However, the elected delegate has no voting rights in Congress. Delegates of the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. Congress Categories: U.S. Virgin Islands ...


At the territorial level, fifteen senators—seven from the district of Saint Croix, seven from the district of Saint Thomas and Saint John, and one senator at-large who must be a resident of Saint John—are elected for two-years term to the unicameral Virgin Islands Legislature. 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...


The U.S. Virgin Islands has elected a territorial governor every four years since 1970. Previous governors were appointed by the President of the United States. 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... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


The U.S. Virgin Islands has both a District Court and a Superior Court. Judges are appointed by the President and the Governor respectively.


The United States Congress has organized several local referenda to aid in the islands' self-determination. As with Puerto Rico, the residents have been given the choice of independence, status quo, or statehood; however, these measures have failed to attract sufficient civic interest or voter turn-out to produce even a noteworthy plurality, much less a majority, and thus the islands will retain their current territorial status for the forseeable future. It is theorized that future Puerto Rican statehood might serve as a catalyst for political interest in the V.I., as well as other territories.


With much controversy, these efforts by the Federal Government to normalize the unincorporated territory's status are completely discounted by the United Nations Committee on Decolonization, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are currently in the list of non-self-governing territories.


Economy

Main article: Economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands Economy - overview: GDP: purchasing power parity - $1. ...


Tourism is the primary economic activity. The islands normally host 2 million visitors a year, many of whom visit on cruise ships. The manufacturing sector consists of petroleum refining, textile, electronics, rum distilling, pharmaceutical, and watch assembly plants. The agricultural sector is small, with most food being imported. International business and financial services are a small but growing component of the economy. Hovensa, one of the world's largest petroleum refineries, is located on Saint Croix. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... MV Pride of Aloha docked in Port of Nāwiliwili, Kaua‘i in the Hawaiian Islands A cruise ship, or less commonly cruise liner or luxury liner, is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the amenities of the ship are considered an essential part... Caribbean rum, circa 1941 Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. ... Nodding donkey pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 Petroleum (from Latin petra – rock and oleum – oil), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold, is a thick, dark brown or greenish flammable liquid, which exists in the upper strata of some areas of the Earths crust. ... View of the Shell/Valero Martinez oil refinery An oil refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into useful petroleum products. ... Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ...


The islands are subject to tropical storms and hurricanes. In recent history, substantial damage was caused by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and Hurricane Marilyn in 1995. Hurricane Ivan viewed from the International Space Station, September 2004. ... Duration: Sept. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Duration: Sept. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Map of U.S. Virgin Islands
Map of U.S. Virgin Islands

File links The following pages link to this file: U.S. Virgin Islands Geography of the U.S. Virgin Islands Categories: CIA World Factbook images ...

Miscellaneous

Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the U.S.

See: Virgin Islands and Danish colonization of the Americas, Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport, Cyril E. King Airport
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands

  Territory of the Virgin Islands of the United States  

Geography | Economy | Demographics | Communications | Transportation 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... Population: 120,917 (July 2000 est. ... 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... 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. ... Delegates of the U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. Congress Categories: U.S. Virgin Islands ... Denmark had a colonial empire from the 18th century until the 20th. ... Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport on the island of St. ... Cyril E. King Airport is on the island of St. ... 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. ...

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 | Frederisksted | 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 city on the west coast of St. ...

Islands:

Saint Croix | Saint John | Saint Thomas | Water Island | Other 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. ...


Countries in the Caribbean

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Dependencies: Anguilla | Aruba | British Virgin Islands | Cayman Islands | Guadeloupe | Martinique | Montserrat | Navassa Island | Netherlands Antilles | Puerto Rico | Turks and Caicos Islands | U.S. Virgin Islands


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The islands were named by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 for Saint Ursula and her virgin followers.
U.S. citizenship was later granted to the inhabitants of the islands in 1927.
The combined land area of the islands is roughly twice the size of Washington, D.C. The U.S. Virgin Islands are known for their white sand beaches, including Magens Bay and Trunk Bay, and strategic harbors, including Charlotte Amalie and Christiansted.
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