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US Virgin Islands

General Facts

Area: 346.4 km2 (133.7 sq miles)

Capital City: Charlotte Amalie

Population: 102,951 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: English

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 188 km (117 miles)

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Government: Constitutional Republic


The climate of the U.S. Virgin Islands is tropical, hot all year round, with a relatively cooler period from December to April, with average highs around 28/29 °C (82/84 °F), and a hotter and sultry period from May to November, with highs around 31/32 °C (88/90 °F). However, the heat is always tempered by the breeze. There is a rainy season from May to December, with a relative decrease in precipitation in June and July. The rainfall averages around 1,000 - 1,200 mm (40 - 47 inches) per year, slightly more in the northern slopes of each island. In the northernmost islands (Saint John and Saint Thomas, where the capital Charlotte Amalie is located), the relatively dry season runs from December to April, even though during some years there have been heavy rains also in December, from 200 to 400 mm (8 to 16 in)

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Charlotte Amalie (18,489)

2. Tutu (7,356)

3. Frederiksted (3,027)

4. Cruz Bay (2,866)

5. Christiansted (2,433)

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