US Virgin Islands

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 346.36 km2

Geography – Comprises of three main islands namely, Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix and other small islands; islands are volcanic in origin and hilly while the terrain of Saint Croix is flat

Language – English

Religion – Christianity is the dominant religion

Monetary Unit – United States dollar (USD)

Natural Resources – Sea beaches

Agriculture – Fruits (coconut, mango, papaya, banana figs, carambola, sea grapes, breadfruit, soursop, tamarind, guava, pomegranate, passion fruit) vegetables, livestock, poultry, fish.

Industry – Tourism, light industry, concrete block, construction, rum, offshore financial service

Neighboring Countries – None (island group)

Population – 114,743 (2007 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – (-) 0.5%

Average Life Expectancy – 79.47 years

Capital City – Charlotte Amalie (population 10,354)

Highest Mountain – Signal Hill, Saint Thomas Island (453 m)

Yearly Rainfall – 1150 mm (average), more in the hills and less on the coast

Plant Life –  Hogplum, west Indian locust, monkey pistol, mango, genip, yellow prickle, guavaberry, false coffee, hoop vine, anthuriums, water lily, Bougainvillea, Oleander, Hibiscus, cactus,

Animal Life – Bats, iguana, hermit crab, lizards, frogs, mongoose, donkey, goat, deer

Bird Life – 232 species including pelicans, sea gull, Hummingbird, bananaquits, herons, egrets, doves

Aquatic Life – Corals, fishes, sharks, dolphins, turtles, crustaceans, whales

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