15 Facts About Virgin Islands

1. US Virgin Islands does not share land borders with any countries.

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2. The District Court of the Virgin Islands operates under federal law and functions as a US district court.

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3. The British Virgin Islands has rich oral tradition, which includes the recitation of folktales in homes and at family gatherings, and more formal poetic recitations in schools and churches.

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4. US Virgin Islands is a paradise with so much more to offer than the traditional beach vacation.

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5. The British Virgin Islands, located further east, are part of the same island chain.

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6. The US Virgin Islands became tourist destinations early in the twentieth century, with the result that the average income on the islands is among the highest in the Caribbean.

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7. The US Virgin Islands are three large islands and fifty or so smaller islands with a total area of 352 square kilometers, located between Puerto Rico and the Leeward Islands.

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8. University of the Virgin Islands provides higher education leading to associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, with campuses on St Thomas and St Croix.

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9. In 2010 the US Virgin Islands had a population of 106,405.

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10. US Virgin Islands are located in the Atlantic Standard Time zone and do not participate in daylight saving time.

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11. US Virgin Islands is the only US jurisdiction that drives on the left.

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12. US Virgin Islands are an independent customs territory from the mainland United States and operate largely as a free port.

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13. US Virgin Islands have elected a territorial governor every four years since 1970.

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14. US Virgin Islands consists of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and many other surrounding minor islands.

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15. The British Virgin Islands have fewer attractions that cater specifically to children, although families who love watersports, boating, and nature activities will have a great time.

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