United States Virgin Islands, officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, a organized unincorporated island territory of the United States, located at the eastern end of the Greater Antilles, about 40 miles (64 km) east of Puerto Rico, in the northeastern Caribbean Sea.
Location Map of U.S. Virgin Islands
Where is U.S. Virgin Islands Located?
U.S. Virgin Islands located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles to the east of Puerto Rico and west of the British Virgin Islands. The capital and largest city is Charlotte Amalie. The territory consists of three main islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix, as well as several dozen smaller islands. It covers an area of 133.7 sq mi (346.4 km2), with popuation of 105,870 as of 2020 U.S. census.
United States Virgin Islands
The United States Virgin Islands are a group of Caribbean islands and unincorporated territory which organized by United States. The Virgin Islands of the United States are also often known as the United States Virgin Islands. United States Virgin Islands are made up of the three main islands namely Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas along with 50 minor islands and cays. The United States Virgin Islands’ entire land area is 133.73 square miles (346.36 km2). Charlotte Amalie, which is on island of St. Thomas, serves as the territory’s capital. According to Worldometers elaboration of the most recent United Nations data, the current population of the United States Virgin Islands is 104,082 as of September 26, 2022.
The U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean, just west of the British Virgin Islands and 40 miles (64 km) east of Puerto Rico. They are neighbors to the British Virgin Islands, which are controlled by the United Kingdom, and the Puerto Rican Virgin Islands of Vieques and Culebra. The United States Virgin Islands are renowned for their deepwater harbors in the Anegada Passage, notably Charlotte Amalie (the capital), and Christiansted which is the largest town on Saint Croix. The islands are spectacular with white sand beaches especially Magens Bay and Trunk Bay. The majority of the United States Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas and St. John, are volcanic in nature and hilly, like the majority of Caribbean islands. Crown Mountain, which is 1,555 feet high, is the highest peak in St. Thomas. St. Croix, which is the largest of the US Virgin Islands, is located to the south and has a flatter terrain due to its coral origin.
Some of the famous national parks in the United States Virgin Islands are the Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, Buck Island Reef National Monument, Christiansted National Historic Site, and Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve.
U.S. Virgin Islands Facts
|Sovereign state||United States|
|Before purchase||Danish West Indies|
|Coordinates||18.3358° N, 64.8963° W|
|Transfer from Denmark||March 31, 1917|
|Capital and largest city||Charlotte Amalie|
|Recognized regional languages||Virgin Islands Creole English|
|Main islands||St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix|
|Demonym(s)||Virgin Islander American|
|Government||Devolved presidential constitutional dependency|
|Total Area||346.4 km2 (133.7 sq mi) (168th)|
|Population (2021 estimate)||105,870 (191st)|
|• Density||297/km2 (769.2/sq mi)|
|Currency||United States dollar (US$) (USD)|
|Time zone||UTC−4:00 (AST)|
|Highest elevation||1,555 ft (474 m)|
|GDP (PPP) (2015 estimate)||$4.58 billion|
|ISO 3166 code||VI, US-VI|
|Airport||Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport|
|The U.S. Virgin Islands Famous for||White sand beaches, including Magens Bay and Trunk Bay|
|National Parks||Buck Island Reef National Monument, |
Christiansted National Historic Site,
Virgin Islands National Park,
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, and
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve