The Virgin Islands is an archipelago in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea. The islands are divided into two parts, one of which, the British Virgin Islands to the east and north, is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The other, the United States Virgin Islands to the west and south, is an organizedunincorporatedterritory of th Image File history File links Flag_of_the_British_Virgin_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_British_Virgin_Islands. ... Motto: Vigilate(Latin) Be Watchful Anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Road Town Official languages English Government Overseas territory - Head of State Queen Elizabeth II - Governor David Pearey - Chief Minister Orlando Smith Overseas territory - Separate colony 1960 - Autonomous territory 1967 Area - Total 153 kmÂ² (216th) sq mi - Water (%) 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... Motto United in Pride and Hope Anthem Virgin Islands March Capital (and largest city) Charlotte Amalie Official languages English Government - Head of State George W. Bush - Governor John de Jongh Organized, unincorporated territory - Revised Organic Act 22 July 1954 Area - Total 346. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1036x1525, 138 KB) CIA map of U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from . This image (or all images in this article or category) was uploaded in the JPEG format. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1036x1525, 138 KB) CIA map of U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands from . This image (or all images in this article or category) was uploaded in the JPEG format. ... The Mergui Archipelago The Archipelago Sea, situated between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland, the largest archipelago in the world by the number of islands. ... The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... A United Kingdom overseas territory (formerly known as a dependent territory or earlier as a crown colony) is a territory that is under the sovereignty and formal control of the United Kingdom but is not part of the United Kingdom proper (almost exclusively Great Britain and Northern Ireland). ... In the history of the United States, an organized territory is a territory for which the United States Congress has enacted an Organic Act. ... An incorporated territory of the United States is a specific area under the jurisdiction of the United States, over which the United States Congress has determined that the United States Constitution is to be applied in its entirety, in the same manner as it applies to the individual U.S... 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). ...
VirginIslands National Park’s hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking.
However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more than a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.
In 1962, Congress expanded the boundary of VirginIslands National Park to include 5,650 acres of submerged lands to protect and preserve the beautiful coral gardens and seascapes.
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