United States Virgin Islands

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Virgin Islands of the United States
Flag of United States Virgin Islands
Flag
Coat of arms of United States Virgin Islands
Coat of arms
Motto: United in Pride and Hope
Anthem: "Virgin Islands March"
Location of United States Virgin Islands
Capital
and largest city
Charlotte Amalie
Official languages English
Ethnic groups black 79.7%, white 7.1%, Asian 0.8%, mixed or other 12.4%[1]
Demonym
  • U.S. Virgin Islander
Government Unincorporated, organized territory
Donald Trump (R)
Kenneth Mapp (I)
Gregory R. Francis (D)
Unincorporated territory of the United States
March 31, 1917
July 22, 1954
Area
• Total
346.36 km2 (133.73 sq mi) (202nd)
• Water (%)
1.0
Population
• 2010 census
109,750
• Density
354/km2 (916.9/sq mi) (42nd)
GDP (PPP) 2003 estimate
• Total
$1.577 billion
Currency United States dollar (USD)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
• Summer (DST)
No DST (UTC-4)
Drives on the left[2]
Calling code +1 (spec. +1-340)
ISO 3166 code VI
Internet TLD .vi and .us

The United States Virgin Islands are a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. They are currently owned and under the authority of the United States Government. They used to be owned by Denmark (and called Danish West Indies). They were sold to the U.S on January 17, 1917, because of fear that the Germans would capture them and use them as a submarine base in World War I. They are the only part of the U.S. where vehicles drive on the left hand side of the road.

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  2. Only U.S. dependency to drive on the left.

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