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# US Virgin Islands

## This category covers questions about the Virgin Islands of the United States, a group of islands in the Caribbean that are United States territories. The Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas. Originally a Danish colony, the United States acquired the Danish part of the Virgin Islands from Denmark on March 31, 1917.

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Where and what is the highest point in the US Virgin Islands?

The highest point in the US Virgin Islands is Crown Mountain, located on the island of St. Thomas. It reaches an elevation of 1,556 feet (474 meters) above sea level.

What are the Major landforms of the Virgin Islands and how were they formed?

The major landforms of the Virgin Islands include volcanic peaks, coral reefs, and sandy beaches. The volcanic peaks were formed through volcanic activity millions of years ago, while the coral reefs were formed by the accumulation of coral skeletons over time. Sandy beaches are predominantly found along the coastlines and are the result of wave action and erosion.

Where is the St Thomas island located on the map?

St. Thomas is one of the islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean Sea. It is situated east of Puerto Rico and south of the British Virgin Islands.

How much does it cost per month to feed a person in United States?

I'm single, so I can tell you how much it costs to feed one single male. This week at the grocery store I spent \$54 on food. Which is not counting beer and none food items. Some will say that beer is a food, and they are right, but the thing is that I drink a lot of it so my answer would not be accurate if I included it. I also will not count the times that I go out and spend \$100 at a restaurant because I think what we are looking for here is how much it costs to feed a person, not how much it can cost. I spend no more than \$10 a week on average eating at fast food joints (the dollar menu). So I guess the answer is \$64 a week divided by 7 which is \$9.14, and that includes going to Jack in the Box two or three times a week and using their dollar menu.

Was Vaughn Arthurton in the Virgin Islands avis newspaper in 1987?

I do not have access to specific archives of the Virgin Islands Avis newspaper. I recommend checking with the newspaper's archives or contacting the newspaper directly for information on Vaughn Arthurton's presence in their publication in 1987.

What is the area code for the US Virgin Islands?

The Virgin Islands are part of the North American Numbering Plan, telephone country code +1, along with the USA, Canada, and some other islands.

The U.S. Virgin Islands use area code +1 340. Calls from the US mainland to the USVI are "one plus" domestic calls, but may or may not be included in "nationwide" calling plans. Check with your long-distance company.

The British Virgin Islands use area code +1 284 (284 = BVI on the telephone dial). Calls from the US or Canada are "one plus," but will be charged at international rates.

(The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)

What does croix mean?

Le Croix means The Cross. It generally refers to the Holy Cross.

When was the Virgin Islands established?

Christopher Columbus discovered the Virgin Islands for Europeans in 1493.

When did Denmark takeover the Virgin Islands?

The Islands were bought by the US in 1917. They had been a profitable colony until the mid 19th century, but became a liability after the abolition of slavery and changing sailing routes in the region. Denmark was thus eager to sell and during WWI USA finally wanted to buy to eliminate the risk of Germany taken them over and using them as a submarine base. The price was \$ 25 million, and the deal had to pass a public vote in Denmark.

It may be interesting to note that even though Denmark was late in freeing the slaves (decided in 1847 to take effect after 12 years, but implemented in 1848 due to a slave rebellion in the West Indies/Virgin Isl.), she was actually the first colonial power to ban the Slave trade. A law was passed in 1792 to have effect in 1802, i.e. before the famous Wilberforce had success with a similar law for the British Empire.

Is us virgin island part of us territory?

No, while the two island groups are right next to each other, the United States controls the western islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. The British Virgin Islands are a part of the British Commonwealth and they include the major islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anegada.

How often does the US hold president elections?

Presidential and vice presidential elections are both held at the same time, every four years. Since 1792, they are held the Tuesday between November 2 to November 8.

How much money did the US pay for the Virgin Islands?

\$25,000,000

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------They bought it from the Dutch for 25,000,000. However, the United States only wanted to buy St. Croix for it's oil. They did not want to buy St. Thomas or St. John, but the Dutch said they had to buy all three of the islands. So,that increased the cost of the United States Virgin Islands.

What type of government does the virgin island has?

I think st. Thomas has stick rules and government .

What country is St. Thomas in?

St. Thomas is part of the U.S. Virgin Islands, which is a U.S. territory. It is part of the United States, but not a state.

What airports are in the us Virgin Islands?

There are two: the Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas (code: STT) and the Henry Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix (code: STX).

Why is the US Virgin Islands capital called Charlotte Amalie?

Charlotte Amalie was the name of the consort of Christian V of Denmark, the ruling monarch of Denmark-Norway when the islands were claimed by the country. In 1754 the capital was moved to Christiansted, named for Christian V himself, however moved back again in 1871.

How long does it take from Chicago to the US Virgin Islands?

It is 1102 miles between Charlotte Amalie in the U.S. Virgin Islands to Miami, Fl. The average flight time between them is 2 hours, 42 minutes.

How long does it take to fly from Boston to the US Virgin Islands?

Boston, MA (BOS) to St. Thomas Island (STT) Shortest Flight Duration * 5 hours 20 mins * Via San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Intl Apt, San Juan (SJU) * this includes transfer time at San Juan Luis Munoz Marin Intl Apt, San Juan (SJU)

Is barbados part of the Virgin Islands?

No, there is only St.Croix, St.Thomas, St. John, and Water Island

Are you still virgin?

If you're looking for the answers to a medical questionnaire, you'll probably get a more accurate diagnosis if you actually answer them yourself. If you're just nosy, it's none of your business.

States starting with S?

There are a couple of states that start with the letter s. These include Sacramento, capital of California; Springfield, Illinois; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Saint Paul, Minnesota; Salem, Oregon; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

What ocean surrounds St. Croix in the Virgin Islands?

the Caribbean sea surrounds the U.S. virgin islands the

Are the US Virgin Islands north or south of the British virgin island?

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) are neither north or south of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). They are west of the BVI. There is overlap in terms of latitude, however, with most of the USVI island of St. John lying north of the BVI island of Norman Island.