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US Virgin Islands rental properties are primarily found in the major metropolitan areas of US Virgin Islands. Common rental types found in US Virgin Islands are apartments, studios, lofts, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, condos, houses for rent, mobile homes, hotel rooms, vacation rental, furnished rentals short term rentals. Cities in US Virgin Islands where housing rentals are found are Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas. Vacation rentals, short term rentals and furnished housing are more common in the metropolitan areas of US Virgin Islands.

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      US Virgin Islands Information
The United States Virgin Islands are a cluster of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular region of the United States. Geologically the islands are division of the Virgin Islands archipelago. They are situated in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The major islands in US Virgin islands are Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas. Nearly about 133.73 square miles or 346.4 km2 is the total land area of the region. The population is around 108,612. The majority of the people on the islands are Afro-Caribbean. The economy of the islands mainly depends on the Tourism. The islands are categorized by the UN as a Non-Self-Governing region, and at present is a structured, not integrated United States area.

      US Virgin Islands Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The culture of US Virgin Islands is influenced by various inhabitants resided in the past. The culture of US Virgin Islands is almost equal to that of British Virgin Islands. The culture of US Virgin islands is combinational, mainly pressurized by West African, European and American. creolization can be experienced in culture of the islands. The journey of the two islands has changed the communal site of both nations to the point that in the British Virgin Islands, the partial people are foreigners and in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the larger part of local can sketch their descent to other Caribbean islands. Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands National Park, Ivan Jaden Museum, Elaine Ione Sprauve Museum, National Park Visitor Center are few of the attractions in Saint John. The region of Saint John is included with forested hills to the gleaming sapphire waters, is a fortune. Coral World Ocean Park, Nisky Moravian Church, Drake's Seat, Tillett Gardens, Bluebeard's Castle & Frederiksberg are few of the attracted visitor's destinations. The traditional food of the islands is spicy and hearty. Baseball, American football and basketball are well liked sports in the islands. Cricket and soccer are equally played. Basketball is favorite game in the Anglophone Caribbean.

      US Virgin Islands Demographics
US Virgin Islands Total Population - 109,750
US Virgin Islands Male Population - 51,792
US Virgin Islands Female Population - 57,874
US Virgin Islands Black Population - 83,629
US Virgin Islands White Population - 14,377
US Virgin Islands Asian Population - 1,207
US Virgin Islands Other Population - 6,694
US Virgin Islands Mixed Population - 3,841

      US Virgin Islands Education
The education system of the US Virgin Islands is developed and nearly 90 percent of the people are literate. The education for the children is provided for free. The education is obligatory from the age 5.5 to 16. The education system is influenced by the US system of education. The official language is English. The university level is public. The courses available are associate, bachelors, and masters degrees. The school supports the exploring, service, and outreach programs. There are two school districts provided by the Virgin Islands Department of Education. They are St. Thomas-St. John School District and St. Croix School District. The universities are located in St. Thomas and St. Croix.

US Virgin Islands Symbols

Image of US Virgin Islands flag

Image of US Virgin Islands flower

Image of US Virgin Islands motto
US Virgin Islands Flag
US Virgin Islands Flower
Yellow Trumpetbush
US Virgin Islands Motto
United in Pride and Hope

Image of US Virgin Islands anthem

Image of US Virgin Islands bird
US Virgin Islands Anthem
Virgin Islands March, Star-Spangled Banner
US Virgin Islands Bird
Bananaquit

      US Virgin Islands History
The initial people settled in the US Virgin Islands were Ciboney, Carib, and Arawaks. The names to the islands were given by Christopher Columbus in the year 1493 during his journey to Saint Ursula. The islands were controlled by Spain, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, and Denmark-Norway over two centuries. The island of Saint Thomas was occupied by Danish West India Company in the year 1672, which later in 1694 captured the island of Saint John, and finally in 1733 obtained Saint Croix from France. The economy of the island was mounted by the sugar industry in 18th and in the beginning of 19th centuries. The slavery was eliminated on July 3, 1848 by Governor Peter von Scholten. Starting of World War I brought many changes to the US Virgin Islands. In August 1916 a contract of the Danish West Indies was marked with a Danish referendum seized in December 1916 to verify the conclusion. On January 17, 1917, while the United States and Denmark swapped their individual accord ratifications. The control of the islands from March 31, 1917 was under the US. The name the Virgin Islands of the United States was given to the region. The people of the region got US citizenship in the year 1927. Saint Thomas developed as a branch of U.S. Virgin Islands nearly after 1996. Formally in the year 2005 US got authority of the island of Saint Thomas.

      US Virgin Islands Tourism
In the 19th century the tourism in Virgin Islands developed. At present there are nearly two million tourists visiting the islands per year. The islands are known for the affection, exquisiteness and recreation it provides for the visitors. Beaches are very famous here. The major islands of the US Virgin Islands are Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, and Water Island. Saint Thomas comprises of the historic sites like fort, canons, museums and watch towers. The national park located on Saint John covering nearly 5,000 acres of land. Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands National Park, Ivan Jaden Museum, Elaine Ione Sprauve Museum, National Park Visitor Center are few of the attractions in Saint John. The region of Saint John is included with forested hills to the gleaming sapphire waters, is a fortune. Coral World Ocean Park, Nisky Moravian Church, Drake's Seat, Tillett Gardens, Bluebeard's Castle & Frederiksberg, Red Hook and the highest mountain point are some of the well liked places near Saint Thomas. The biggest of the US Virgin Islands is Saint Croix. The island of Saint Croix is well known for the beaches. Fort Segarra and Carolina Point Plantation remains on the island. Peanut Gallery Charters, sprat bay, Limestone Beach and Military Structures attract the tourist with its natural beauty.

      US Virgin Islands Transportation
The United States Virgin Islands transportation comprises of roadways, airways and waterways. There are roads of about 1,257 kilometers or 781 mi. The islands have two international airports. They are Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport located in Saint Croix, Cyril E. King International Airport located in Saint Thomas. The islands have four major ports. They are Saint Thomas Harbor, Charlotte Amalie in Saint Thomas, Christiansted Harbor, Christiansted in Saint Croix, Cruz Bay in Saint John and Limetree Bay in Saint Croix. There is no rail system in the United States Virgin islands. Bus facilities are not trustworthy. Taxis are available and one can easily rely on it. Hiring a taxi or car is the best option to travel around the islands. The driving is on left hand side as that of US.

      US Virgin Islands Taxes
US Virgin Islands Gross Revenue Tax - 8 to 12%
US Virgin Islands Entertainment Tax - 5%
US Virgin Islands Fuel Tax - 7%

      US Virgin Islands Universities
University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix & St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands - Students 2,392

      US Virgin Islands Religions
US Virgin Islands Baptist Population is 42%
US Virgin Islands Roman Catholic Population is 34%
US Virgin Islands Episcopalian Population is 17%
US Virgin Islands Others Population is 7%

      US Virgin Islands Districts
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Population - 60,000
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Population - 51,181
St. John, US Virgin Islands, Population - 4,197

      US Virgin Islands Government
The government of the United States Virgin Islands is a structured presidential envoy independent. The Governor leads the local government and of a multi-party system. The United States Virgin Islands regime is supervised by the Office of Insular Affairs of the United States Department of the Interior. The regime exercises the Executive power. The people are U.S. citizens but are not applicable to vote in United States presidential election. The legislative body comprises of 15 members. The body is unicameral with seven Senators from the district of Saint Croix, seven Senators from the district of Saint Thomas and Saint John, and one Senator at-large. Elections are held for every two years. One Senator at-large must be locale of Saint John resident. A non voting delegate for the United States House of Representatives is chosen from the Virgin Islands. A District Court, a Supreme Court and a Superior Court are available in the US Virgin Islands.

      US Virgin Islands Parks
The National Park of US Virgin Islands is situated to the west of Puerto Rico on the rim of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The park is encompassed with subtropical jungles, heaps, white sand beaches, coral reefs, splendid marine life. There are many remains and past spots of enormous archaeological. The park is incorporated with two islands. The larger part of the park is in the island of St. John. The island of St. Thomas includes the smaller part of the park. The park also has a sea cost of 10 miles. This park is considered to be the smallest in the nation.

      US Virgin Islands Geography
The US Virgin Islands situated in the Caribbean region. It is positioned to the east of Puerto Rico and to the west of British Virgin Islands. The four important islands of the region are Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, and Water Island. Area wise is the region is nearly double that of Washington, D.C. The peak point is Crown Mountain in Saint Thomas at 1,555 ft/474 m. The biggest of the islands is Saint Croix. The Natural hazards of the US Virgin Islands embrace earthquakes, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes. The Geographic coordinates are positioned at 18°20'N 64°50'W/18.333°N 64.833°W. The total area of the islands is 1,910 kmē. Out of which 346 kmē is the land area and 1,564 kmē is water area.

      US Virgin Islands Economy
The economy of US Virgin Islands mainly depends on tourism sector. The tourists to the island are around 2 million annually. The industrial segment includes the petroleum refining, textiles, electronics, and rum distilling, pharmaceuticals, and watch assembly. Farming is not well developed in these islands. The economy was enhanced in the 1970s by two chief progress, tourism and manufacturing The majority of the food is imported. Overseas business and finances are recently budding. Among world's biggest refineries is Hovensa situated in Saint Croix. Measures to develop the economic condition are been taken by the government of US Virgin Islands.

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