Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Trivia

 Welcome to our Around the World Trivia, this week we are visiting the beautiful Virgin Islands…

I think you’re going to fall in love with these Islands as we did. So let’s get started, if you love these World Trivia, please share them with others and I love hearing your comments.

  1. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and Water Island, along with many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles.  The U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean, about 1,100 miles (1,770 km) southeast of Florida.  About 60 or 70 islands made of the U.S. Virgin Islands. None are very large and some a very tiny. St. Croix is about 80 square miles, making it the largest.

 

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2. The territory’s capital is Charlotte Amalie, which  is on the island of St. Thomas.

 

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3. In 1917, these islands were purchased by the U.S. from Denmark for $25 million.

 

 

4. Congress granted U.S. citizenship to Virgin Islanders in 1927. Universal suffrage was given in 1936 to all persons who could read and write English. The governor was elected by popular vote for the first time in 1970; previously he had been appointed by the U.S. president. A unicameral 15-person legislature serves the Virgin Islands, and congressional legislation gave the islands a nonvoting representative in Congress. Residents of the islands substantially enjoy the same rights as those enjoyed by mainlanders, but they may not vote in presidential elections.

 

 

5.The Virgin Islands nickname is “The American Paradise”. The U.S. Virgin Islands enjoy a tropical climate. Temperatures vary little throughout the year. In the capital, Charlotte Amalie, typical daily maximum temperatures are around 91 °F (32.8 °C) in the summer and 86 °F (30 °C) in the winter. Water temperatures are around 83 °F (28.3 °C) in the summer and 79 °F (26 °C) in the winter.

 

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6. The islands of St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas are among the finest places to snorkel in the Caribbean. When we went snorkeling in St. Thomas, I was hooked! Oh my, I can’t tell you how amazing and beautiful it was. The ocean just came alive, everything was breathing, even the plants. It was truly like a dance. They had to pull me out. LOL! I even saw one of these little guys, a sea horse.♥

 

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  7.  Fort Christian is the oldest standing structure in the Virgin Islands; it has stood as a sentry overlooking the Charlotte Amalie Harbor for over 300 years.

 

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8. St. Thomas is known as one of the Caribbean’s top vacation destinations and Charlotte Amalie as a favorite cruise ship port of call.   9. Transfer Day is the celebration of when the United States took over ownership of the islands. Pumpkin soup is often eaten on this day.   10. There are no airports on St. John, the only access to the island is by boat.

 

 

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Next week’s Wednesday Around the World Trivia, we will be visiting the American Samoa.

If you have pictures or trivia you would like to share for the American Samoa, you can e-mail me at

memoriesbythemile@gmail.com

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Comments

  1. says

    Wanda Ann, I LOVED this trip to the Virgin Islands!! Your photography is just stunning! ♥ I was interested to learn that the U.S. purchased VI from Denmark- I did not know that. Lovely trip- thanks! :)

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