Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Native name: happy
Nickname: Twin City
Geography
LocationCaribbean Sea
Coordinates17°45′N 64°45′W / 17.750°N 64.750°W / 17.750; -64.750Coordinates: 17°45′N 64°45′W / 17.750°N 64.750°W / 17.750; -64.750
ArchipelagoVirgin Islands, Leeward Islands
Total islandsone
Major islandsonly island
Area82.88 sq mi (214.7 km2)
Length28 mi (45 km)
Width7 mi (11 km)
Highest elevation1,165 ft (355 m)
Highest pointMount Eagle
Administration
United States
Insular area United States Virgin Islands
DistrictSaint Croix
Largest settlementChristiansted (pop. 3,000)
Demographics
Population60,000
Pop. density279.46/km2 (723.8/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsAfro-Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Caucasian

Saint Croix (pronounced /ˌseɪnt ˈkrɔɪ/; Spanish: Santa Cruz; Dutch: Sint-Kruis) is an island in the Caribbean Sea. It is a county and a district of the United States Virgin Islands. It is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands.