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US Virgin Islands (United States Virgin Islands)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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US Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalCharlotte Amalie
Land Area 350 km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesVI, VIR, 8502
Internet Domain.vi3
CurrencyDollar (USD)4
Telephone+5

1. Overview

During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish portion, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

2. US Virgin Islands National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the US Virgin Islands to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below7:

Christian94.8%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.4%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.3%
Unaffiliated3.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%), Roman Catholic 34%, other 7%8.

Links:

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/us_virgin_islands.html
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vq.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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