Dziewicze Wyspy Stanów Zjednoczonych, Virgin Islands of the United States
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During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish. Sugarcane, produced by slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish portion, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

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1. Dependency status: organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior

2. Government type: NA

3. Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Puerto Rico

4. Border Countries: none (islands)

5. Climate: subtropical, tempered by easterly trade winds, relatively low humidity, little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season May to November

6. Terrain: mostly hilly to rugged and mountainous with little level land

7. Area: 352 sq km

8. Capital: Charlotte Amalie

9. Administrative divisions: none (territory of the US); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three islands at the second order; Saint Croix, Saint John, Saint Thomas

10. Population: 108,775 (July 2004 est.)

11. Languages: English (official), Spanish, Creole

12. Religions: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%

13. Currency: US dollar (USD)


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22. USA (Virgin Islands) office in Poland:

  • Embassy United States of America
    al. Ujazdowskie 29/31 00-540 Warszawa
    tel. (022) 628-30-41, 628-30-49
    fax. 628-82-98, telex 813304 usa pl, 817771 usa pl
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