Virgin Islands Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Virgin Islands?

Geography - note:

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

Climate:

subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season May to November

Virgin Islands Use of Natural Resources

Virgin Islands Environment

Climate:

subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season May to November

Terrain:

mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land

Natural Resources:

sun, sand, sea, surf

Natural Hazards:

several hurricanes in recent years; frequent and severe droughts and floods; occasional earthquakes

Irrigated Land:

0 Square Miles
1 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

lack of natural freshwater resources

Virgin Islands Geography

Geographic Location The Caribbean
Total Area 737 Square Miles
1,910 Square Kilometers
Land Area 134 Square Miles
346 Square Kilometers
Water Area 604 Square Miles
1,564 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 0 Square Miles
1 Square Kilometers
Coastline 117 Miles
188 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 18 20 N, 64 50 W
Terrain mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land
Highest Point 474 Meters
Highest Point Location Crown Mountain 474 m
Lowest Point Location Caribbean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources sun, sand, sea, surf
Time Zone UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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