The Human Truth Foundation

US Virgin Islands (United States Virgin Islands)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

US Virgin Islands
United States Virgin Islands
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
CapitalCharlotte Amalie
Land Area 350km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, The Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
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

Book CoverConsistently 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.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)7

As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. US Virgin Islands's Modernity and Learning

#the_internet

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)8
Pos.Higher is better8
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
87Colombia57%
88Costa Rica56%
89Kazakhstan56%
90US Virgin Islands54%
91Serbia54%
92Maldives54%
93Georgia53%
94China52%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)9
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio9
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
84Pakistan0.0
85Paraguay0.0
86Chile0.0
87US Virgin Islands0.0
88Mauritius0.0
89Botswana0.0
90El Salvador0.0
91Kenya0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

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 below10:

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%11.

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There isn't much information in the database for US Virgin Islands, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.