Title: The Virgin Islands of the United States


Population: 105,870

Population Change: -0.15

National Average Age: 43

Urban Percentage: 96

Christian Population: 0

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Introduction: 'The U.S. Virgin Islands are a group of Caribbean islands and islets. A U.S. territory it''s known for white-sand beaches reefs and verdant hills. St. Thomas island is home to the capital Charlotte Amalie. To the east is the island of St. John most of which comprises Virgin Islands National Park. St. Croix island and its historic towns Christiansted and Frederiksted are to the south.'


Overview: The Danes secured control over the southern Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas Saint John and Saint Croix during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sugarcane produced by African slave labor drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917 the US purchased the Danish holdings which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

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