Official Name: U.S. Virgin Islands
Location: Caribbean. Islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico. Three larger islands (Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, St. John) and 50 smaller islands and cays situated 70 miles east of Puerto Rico, located west of the Anegada Passage, which connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Capital: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Languages: English (official), Spanish, Creole
Monetary Unit: U.S. Dollar
Government: Republican form of government, headed by an elected governor and lieutenant governer.
Dependency Status: Unincorporated territory of the United States of America; administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Religion: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%
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