19 Vibrant Facts about US Virgin Islands

    1. The US Virgin Islands is a group of islands and islets in the Caribbean Sea.
    2. It is bordered by British Virgin Islands to the north east, Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis to the east, Venezuela to the south and Puerto Rico to the west.
    3. The coordinates for U.S. Virgin Islands are 18.3500° N, 64.9333°
    4. The striking terrain here is mostly mountainous with rugged hills.
    5. The total land area of U.S. Virgin Islands is 133.7 square miles (346.4 square kilometres).
    6. US Virgin Islands’ population was 104,737 in 2013.
    7. You might find this hard to believe, but residents here are known as ‘Virgin Islanders’!
    8. The capital is Charlotte Amalie which covers an area of 1.2 square miles (3.14 square kilometres) and has a population of 10,354 (2010).

  1. The average life span here is 80 sun-kissed years.
  2. Despite being governed by the USA, cars in the U.S. Virgin Islands drive on the left side of the road – nice and easy if you’re coming from the UK!
  3. National music of U.S. Virgin Islands is called Quelbe; it is a type of folk music and the instruments include washboards and gourds.
  4. Mongoose thrive upon U.S. Virgin Islands’ They were originally brought in to kill rats on the islands, however, instead of a rat problem, residents now have a mongoose problem!
  5. The lucky residents of U.S. Virgin Islands enjoy a subtropical climate with relatively low humidity and little temperature variation.
  6. The official language of U.S. Virgin Islands is, as you may expect, English! Virgin Islands Creole, French and Spanish are also spoken, however.
  7. United States Dollar is the official currency, so make sure you stock up to buy your measures of rum!
  8. US Virgin Islands grows vegetables, fruits and sorghum and rear Senepol cattle.
  9. Its industry consists of tourism, rum distilling, watch assembly, electronics, pharmaceuticals and construction.
  10. The islands also export rum.
  11. The international dialling code for US Virgin Islands is 001340.  Learn how to make the cheapest calls to the US Virgin Islands by clicking here

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