Danish Virgin Islands


Danish Virgin Islands
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  • Virgin Islands — a group of islands in the West Indies, E of Puerto Rico: comprises the Virgin Islands of the United States and the British Virgin Islands. Abbr.: V.I., VI * * * Virgin Islands Introduction Virgin Islands Background: During the 17th century, the… …   Universalium

  • Virgin Islands Creole — For the Dutch based creole that was once spoken in the Danish West Indies, now the U.S. Virgin Islands, see Negerhollands. Virgin Islands Creole Netherlands Antilles Creole Spoken in British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Sint… …   Wikipedia

  • Virgin Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Virgin Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish. Sugarcane …   The World Factbook

  • Virgin Islands of the United States, flag of — ▪ Flag History       U.S. territorial flag consisting of a white field (background) on which is centred a yellow eagle grasping in its right and left talons, respectively, a green branch and three light blue arrows and bearing on its chest a… …   Universalium

  • Virgin Islands of the United States — a group of islands in the West Indies, including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix: purchased from Denmark 1917. 96,569; 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km). Cap.: Charlotte Amalie. Formerly, Danish West Indies. * * * ▪ island, West Indies Introduction… …   Universalium

  • Virgin Islands of the U.S. — Unincorporated U.S. island territory at the eastern end of the Greater Antilles, northeastern Caribbean Sea. It consists of the islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas and about 50 small islets. Area: 136 sq mi (352 sq km).… …   Universalium

  • Virgin Islands — /vɜdʒən ˈaɪləndz/ (say verjuhn uyluhndz) plural noun 1. a group of islands in the West Indies east of Puerto Rico, forming the eastern extremity of the Greater Antilles. 2. a group of these islands forming an unincorporated territory of the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Virgin Islands of the United States — geographical name the W islands of the Virgin Islands group including St. Croix, St. John, & St. Thomas; a territory capital Charlotte Amalie (on St. Thomas Island) area 132 square miles (343 square kilometers), population 108,612 see Danish West …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Virgin Islands of the United States — Vir′gin Is′lands of the Unit′ed States′ n. pl. geg a group of islands in the West Indies, including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix: purchased from Denmark 1917. 110,000; 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km) Cap.: Charlotte Amalie Formerly, Danish West… …   From formal English to slang

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