Caribbean Tourism

US VIRGIN ISLANDS (USVI): COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY

St. Croix, the largest (84 sq mls) is the easternmost Atlantic point of the United States and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. St. Thomas (32 sq mls) and St. John (19 sq mls) are next to each other 35 mls north of St. Croix. They lie between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Highest points above sea level are: Mt. Eagle St. Croix 1,165 ft. St. John Bordeaux Mountain 1,277 ft. St. Thomas Crown Mountain 1,556 ft.


TIME

EST +1. GMT -4. No daylight savings.

CLIMATE

Average daytime temperature 78 degrees F in winter and 82 degrees F in summer, low humidity. Approx sunrise 0530-0630. Approx sunset 1830-1900.

HISTORY

The United States Virgin Islands is an unincorporated territory of the US, purchased from Denmark in 1917. Columbus discovered the Virgin Islands on his second voyage to the New World in 1493.

LANGUAGE

English. Some Spanish and Creole.

POPULATION

108,612. (2000 census).


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