Quick Facts About the
US Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands March "All Hail the Virgin Islands"; music by Alton Adams, Sr.; arranged from public contributions
Virgin Islands Flower Ginger Thomas (also known as the Yellow Cedar (Tecoma Stans) or Yellow Elder). It was adopted as the official flower of the Virgin Islands on June 20, 1934 by a proclamation issued by Governor Paul M. Pearson.
Virgin Islands Bird
The Yellow Breast (Coreba Flaveola) also called the Bananaquit. It was adopted as the official bird of the Virgin Islands in 1970 by Legislative Act 2725.
Government The US Virgin Island is an unincorporated territory of the United States. There are three branches in its government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. There are 15 senators (7 each from St. Croix and St. Thomas and one At-Large from St. John) elected every two years and one governor elected every four years.
Virgin Islands Music The official music of the Virgin Islands is Quelbe. Governor Charles W. Turnbull signed into law legislation making Quelbe the official traditional music of the Virgin Islands on January 30, 2004.
Virgin Islands Dance The official dance of the Virgin Islands is the Quadrille. Governor Charles W. Turnbull signed into law legislation making the Quadrille the official traditional dance of the Virgin Islands on January 30, 2004.
Highest Points on Each Island
  1. Crown Mountain, St. Thomas (1,550 ft.)
  2. Bordeaux Mountain, St. John (1,277 ft.)
  3. Mount Eagle, St. Croix (1,1165 ft.)
Population
  1. St. Croix (50,139)
  2. St. Thomas (48,166)
  3. St. John (3,504)
  4. Water Island (500)
Size
  1. St. Croix (84 square miles)
  2. St. Thomas (32 square miles)
  3. St. John (21 square miles)
  4. Water Island (491,548 acres)

Bananaquit image courtesy of Wikipedia.











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