Top Ten US Virgin Islands Attractions

Top Ten US Virgin Islands Attractions

       The US Virgin Islands  are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the US. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The US Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square mi miles (346.4 square km). The population was 108,612 (2006), mostly composed by those of Afro-Caribbean descent. Tourism is the primary economic activity, although there is a significant manufacturing sector. Formerly the Danish West Indies, they were sold to the US by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916. They are classified by the UN as a Non-Self-Governing Territory, and are currently an organized, unincorporated US territory. The US Virgin Islands are organized under the Revised Organic Act of 1954, and have since held five constitutional conventions. The last and only proposed Constitution adopted by the Fifth Constitutional Convention in 2009 was rejected by the US Congress in 2010, which urged the convention to reconvene to address the concerns Congress has had with the proposed document.

  1. Saint Thomas

    Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and with the islands of Saint John, Saint Croix and Water Island a county and constituent district of the US Virgin Islands. Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. As of the 2010 census, the population of Saint Thomas was 51,634 about 48.5% of the US Virgin Islands total. The district has a land area of 31.24 square mi (80.9 square km).
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Thomas,_U.S._Virgin_Islands,
  2. Saint Croix

    Saint Croix is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and a county and constituent district of the US Virgin Islands. Formerly the Danish West Indies, they were sold to the US by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of 1916, in exchange for a sum of US $25,000,000 in gold. St. Croix is the largest of the US Virgin Islands, being 28 by 7 miles (45 by 11 km).
    Links: Top 100 Maps, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Croix,_U.S._Virgin_Islands,
  3. Links: Top Ten Islands, Top Ten North American Islands, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Virgin_Islands,