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U.S. Virgin Islands, Trunk Bay, St John IslandU.S. Virgin Islands, Trunk Bay, St John Island
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The U.S. Virgin Islands, formally the Virgin Islands of the United States, is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. They are part of the Virgin Islands archipelago within the Lesser Antilles. Covering an area of 134 sq mi (346 sq km), the U.S. Virgin Islands comprises three main islands, namely Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, along with several smaller islands.

Turtle Bay Beach on U.S. Virgin IslandsTurtle Bay Beach on U.S. Virgin Islands
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The U.S. Virgin Islands is an unincorporated organized territory of the United States. It has a population of about 110,000 (2010 estimate). The currency used here is the US Dollar. However, unlike the rest of the United States, driving in the U.S. Virgin Islands is on the left.

The U.S. Virgin Islands observes the Atlantic Standard Time, with is -4 GMT. Its Internet TLD is .vi and .us.

Virgin Islands National ParkVirgin Islands National Park
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Travel to and within the U.S. Virgin Islands

You can fly to St. Croix or St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Thomas is only accessible by ferry boats. To explore the island on your own, you should rent a car. It would cost you about US$80 per day to rent one.

Fort Frederiksted, St CroixFort Frederiksted, St Croix
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Principal Islands of U.S. Virgin Islands

  1. Saint Croix
    The largest island in the group.

  2. Saint John
    Resort island and home to Virgin Islands National Park.

  3. Saint Thomas
    Capital and most populated of the islands.

Places of Interest in U.S. Virgin Islands

  1. Christiansted National Historic Site
  2. Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve

National Parks of US Virgin Islands

National Monuments in US Virgin Islands

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