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About Virgin Islands in detail
Where is Virgin Islands?
Virgin Islands, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 18 21 N 64 56 W otherwise in Central America and the Caribbean, in Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico.
What is the capital of Virgin Islands?
The capital city of Virgin Islands is: Charlotte Amalie.
What is the time in Charlotte Amalie?
It is 1 hour ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Charlotte Amalie is: UTC-4.
What is the Internet code for Virgin Islands?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Virgin Islands is: .vi
What is the size of Virgin Islands?
The territory of Virgin Islands is total: 1,910 sq km; land: 346 sq km, water: 1,564 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Virgin Islands is twice the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Virgin Islands, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Virgin Islands?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Virgin Islands is covered by water (see below), and this includes 188 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Virgin Islands?
The climate of Virgin Islands is subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation: rainy season September to November.
Geographical data of Virgin Islands
The elevation of Virgin Islands; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m, highest point: Crown Mountain 474 m.
The typical geographical details of Virgin Islands include mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little flat land.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Virgin Islands is important location along the Anegada Passage - a key shipping lane for the Panama Canal; Saint Thomas has one of the best natural deepwater harbors in the Caribbean.
Resources and land use of Virgin Islands
The country’s main mined products are sun, sand, sea, surf. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 11.5%; arable land 2.9%; permanent crops 2.9%; permanent pasture 5.7%; forest: 57.4%; other: 31.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Virgin Islands
The number of inhabitants of Virgin Islands is 102,951 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that while overall population density throughout the islands is relatively low, concentrations appear around Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas and Christiansted on St. Croix.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 95.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Virgin Islands is concentrated in CHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 52,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Virgin Islands
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: black 76%, white 15.6%, Asian 1.4%, other 4.9%, mixed 2.1%note: 17.4% self-identify as latino (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Virgin Islands
The spoken languages in Virgin Islands are the following: English 71.6%, Spanish or Spanish Creole 17.2%, French or French Creole 8.6%, other 2.5% (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Virgin Islands?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 59% (Baptist 42%, Episcopalian 17%), Roman Catholic 34%, other 7%.
Further population data of Virgin Islands
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.2% (male 8,933 / female 8,776) 15-24 years: 9.32% (male 4,316 / female 5,279) 25-54 years: 38.51% (male 17,850 / female 21,795) 55-64 years: 14.72% (male 7,284 / female 7,873) 65 years and over: 20.25% (male 9,402 / female 11,443) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Virgin Islands is -0.62% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Virgin Islands the birth rate is 10.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Virgin Islands the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Virgin Islands, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Virgin Islands are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Virgin Islands
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Tourism, trade, and other services are the primary economic activities, accounting for nearly 60% of the Virgin Island's GDP and about half of total civilian employment. The islands host nearly 3 million tourists per year, mostly from visiting cruise shipFederal programs and grants, totaling $241.4 million in 2013, contributed 19.7% of the territory’s total revenues. The economy declined in 2013, due to decreases in exports resulting from the loss of refined oil products. Nevertheless, the economy remains.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Virgin Islands is $5.075 billion (2013).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Virgin Islands is -5.4% (2013 estimate) -13.8% (2012 estimate) -7.5% (2011 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Virgin Islands this is $36,100 (2013 estimate) $39,300 (2012 estimate) $40,500 (2011 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Virgin Islands produces?
The main agricultural products of Virgin Islands are fruit, vegetables, sorghum; Senepol cattle.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, electronics. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, electronics.
Drinking water source in Virgin Islands
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Virgin Islands
In Virgin Islands the average number of childbirth is 1.73 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Virgin Islands
The average age of the population is total: 45.6 years; male: 45.9 years, female: 45.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Virgin Islands it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Virgin Islands is -7.5 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see United States.
Is Virgin Islands a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Virgin Islands
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Virgin Islands density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Virgin Islands the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Virgin Islands the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Virgin Islands is N/A.
What are the natural hazards Virgin Islands? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Virgin Islands are several hurricanes in recent years; frequent and severe droughts and floods; occasional earthquakes.
More interesting facts about Virgin Islands
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The Danes secured control over the southern Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish holdings, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Virgin Islands: none (territory of the US).
The flag and other symbols of Virgin Islands
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, white field with a modified US coat of arms in the center between the large blue initials V and I; the coat of arms shows a yellow eagle holding an olive branch in its right talon and three arrows in the left with a superimposed shield of seven red and six white vertical stripes below a blue panel; white is a symbol of purity, the letters stand for the Virgin Islands.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Virgin Islands: N/A.
Constitution of Virgin Islands
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Virgin Islands?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Virgin Islands is US common law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Virgin Islands, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Senate (15 seats; members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by simple majority popular vote to serve 2-year terms)elections: last held on 4 November 2014 (next to be held on 8 November 2016)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NAnote: the Virgin Islands directly elects 1 member by simple majority vote to serve a 2-year term as a delegate to the US House of Representatives; the delegate can vote when serving on a committee and when the House meets as the Committee of the Whole House, but not when legislation is submitted for a “full floor” House vote; election of delegate last held on 4 November 2014 (next to be held on 8 November 2016).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Virgin Islands
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Virgin Islands the labor force is 50,580 (2012 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Virgin Islands is total: 6.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 7.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 5.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Virgin Islands is 13% (2014).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Virgin Islands, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Virgin Islands the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Virgin Islands the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Virgin Islands
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Virgin Islands is; revenues: $1.223 billion, expenditures: $1.551 billion (2013). Taxes and other revenues are 24.1% of GDP (2013).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Virgin Islands is 1 October - 30 September.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Virgin Islands
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 3.1% (2012) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Virgin Islands is: $2.627 billion (2013), $3.339 billion (2012). The total revenue of these activities: rum.
The most important export partners of Virgin Islands are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: foodstuffs, consumer goods, building materials, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Virgin Islands
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Virgin Islands, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Virgin Islands, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Virgin Islands; modern system with total digital switching, uses fiber-optic cable and microwave radio relaydomestic: full range of services availableinternational: country code - 1-340; submarine cable connections to US, the Caribbean, Central and South America; satellite earth stations - NA (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Virgin Islands
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Virgin Islands: 2 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Virgin Islands: total: 1,260 km (2008).
The total length of the waterways in Virgin Islands: N/A.
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Facts about Virgin Islands
Name of the country: conventional long form: United States Virgin Islands, conventional short form: Virgin Islands, former: Danish West Indiesabbreviation: USVInote: the myriad islets, cays, and rocks surrounding the major islands reminded Christopher COLUMBUS in 1493 of Saint Ursula and her 11,000 virgin followers (Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Virgenes), which over time shortened to the Virgins (las Virgenes).
|Abbrevation: Virgin Islands||Geographic coordinates:
18 20 N, 64 50 W
|Location: Central America and the Caribbean|
|Capital of Virgin Islands: Charlotte Amalie||GPS of the Capital:
18 21 N 64 56 W
|Position: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico|
|Land area: total: 1,910 sq km; land: 346 sq km, water: 1,564 sq km||Terrain: mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little flat land
||Area comparative: twice the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 102,951 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.62% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.82 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.82 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.93 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.83 male(s) / female, total population: 0.87 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $2.627 billion (2013), $3.339 billion (2012)||Imports: $2.694 billion (2013), $3.056 billion (2012)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 95.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): CHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 52,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 45.6 years; male: 45.9 years, female: 45.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 57,000. Percent of population: 54.8% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 76,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 73 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): N/A|
|Unemployment rate: 13% (2014)||Nationality: Virgin Islander(s) (US citizens) adjective: Virgin Islander||National holidays: Transfer Day (from Denmark to the US), 31 March (1917)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 80 years. Male: 77 years, female: 83.2 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.73 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 10.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: US common law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, electronics||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: -5.4% (2013 estimate) -13.8% (2012 estimate) -7.5% (2011 estimate)|
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