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Virgin Islands Facts

What is the capital of Virgin Islands?

Capital Charlotte Amalie
Government Type unincorporated organized territory of the US with local self-government; republican form of territorial government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Total Area 737 Square Miles
1,910 Square Kilometers
Location Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico
Language English (official), Spanish, Creole
GDP - real growth rate -5.4%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $36,100.00 (USD)

Virgin Islands Demographics

What is the population of Virgin Islands?

Ethnic Groups black 78%, white 10%, other 12%
Nationality Noun Virgin Islander(s)
Population 106,235
Population Growth Rate -0.53%
Population in Major Urban Areas CHARLOTTE AMALIE (capital) 60,000
Urban Population 95.500000

Virgin Islands Government

What type of government does Virgin Islands have?

Executive Branch chief of state: President Joseph R. BIDEN, Jr. (since 20 January 2021); Vice President Kamala D. HARRIS (since 20 January 2021)

head of government: Governor Albert BRYAN, Jr. (since 7 January 2019), Lieutenant Governor Tregenza ROACH (since 7 January 2019)

cabinet: Territorial Cabinet appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate

elections/appointments: president and vice president indirectly elected on the same ballot by an Electoral College of 'electors' chosen from each state; president and vice president serve a 4-year term (eligible for a second term); under the US Constitution, residents of the Virgin Islands do not vote in elections for US president and vice president; however, they may vote in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections; governor and lieutenant governor directly elected on the same ballot by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 4-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 8 November 2022 (next to be held in November 2026)

election results: 2022: Albert BRYAN, Jr. reelected governor; percent of vote - Albert BRYAN, Jr. (Democratic Party) 56%, Kurt VIALET (independent) 38%
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal; note - island residents are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections
Citizenship see United States
National Holiday Transfer Day (from Denmark to the US), 31 March (1917)
Constitution history: 22 July 1954 - the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands functions as a constitution for this US territory

amendments: amended several times, last in 2012
Independence none (territory of the US)

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Virgin Islands Geography

What environmental issues does Virgin Islands have?

Climate subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season May to November
Environment - Current Issues lack of natural freshwater resources
Terrain mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land

Virgin Islands Economy

How big is the Virgin Islands economy?

Economic Overview Tourism, trade, other services, and rum production are the primary economic activities of the US Virgin Islands (USVI), accounting for most of its GDP and employment. The USVI receives between 2.5 and 3 million tourists a year, mostly from visiting cruise ships. The islands are vulnerable to damage from storms, as evidenced by the destruction from two major hurricanes in 2017. Recovery and rebuilding have continued, but full recovery from these back-to-back hurricanes is years away. The USVI government estimates it will need $7.5 billion, almost twice the territory’s GDP, to rebuild the territory.

The agriculture sector is small and most food is imported. In 2016, government spending (both federal and territorial together) accounted for about 27% of GDP while exports of goods and services, including spending by tourists, accounted for nearly 47%. Federal programs and grants, including rum tax cover-over totaling $482.3 million in 2016, contributed 32.2% of the territory’s total revenues. The economy picked up 0.9% in 2016 and had appeared to be progressing before the 2017 hurricanes severely damaged the territory’s infrastructure and the economy.
Industries tourism, petroleum refining, watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics
Currency Name and Code US Dollar (USD)
Export Partners US, Puerto Rico
Import Partners US, Puerto Rico

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