By Vexen Crabtree 2013
|US Virgin Islands|
United States Virgin Islands
|Location||North America, The Americas, Caribbean|
|ISO3166-1 Codes||VI, VIR, 8502|
“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
“Consistently balmy weather, ridiculously white sand shores, diving and snorkeling, and calypso-wafting beach bars: the US and British Virgin Islands have the tropical thing down. Although considered one archipelago, the Virgin Islands are divided between two countries: the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).With more than 90 little landmasses bobbing in a triangular patch of sea, steady trade winds, calm currents and hundreds of protected bays, it´s easy to see how the Virgins became a tropical fantasyland.
The US Virgins hold the lion´s share of population and development. St Thomas has more resorts and water sports than you can shake a beach towel at and the largest Virgin, St Croix, pleases divers and drinkers with extraordinary scuba sites and rum factories.
The British Virgins are officially territories of Her Majesty´s land, but aside from plates of fish and chips, there´s little that´s overtly British.
Believe it or not, a day will come during your Virgin stay when you decide enough with the beach lounging. Then it´s time to snorkel with turtles and spotted eagle rays, dive to explore a 19th-century shipwreck, hike to petroglyphs and sugar-mill ruins and kayak through a bioluminescent bay.”
As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.
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 below8:
The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Protestant 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%), Roman Catholic 34%, other 7%9.
|Internet Users (2016)10|
|Pos.||Higher is better10|
|90||US Virgin Islands||54%|
|IPv6 Uptake (2017)11|
|Pos.||Higher is better|
|87||US Virgin Islands||0.0|
Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.
Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 21
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(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes.