US VIRGIN ISLANDS
(Territory of the US)
Capital | Charlotte Amalie
Population | 109,775 (July 2010 est.)
Area | 346 SQ KM
Official Language | English
Holidays | Transfer Day (from Denmark to the US), 31 March (1917)
Currency | US dollar (USD)
Time Zone | UTC -4
Best Time to Visit | Year-round
Connecting with the Culture | Hiking between beaches and great snorkeling sites in the Virgin Islands National Park. Exploring the days when ‘King Cane’ ruled and sugar was the major crop at the Estate Whim Plantation Museum, St. Croix.
Listen | Reggae
Drink | rum
In a Word | Enjoy!
Characteristics | Wide unspoilt beaches, clear waters, yachts and cruise ships, snorkeling, rum.
Surprises | The manufacturing sector consists of petroleum refining, rum distilling, textiles, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and watch assembly. One of the world's largest petroleum refineries is at Saint Croix.