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Frederiksted, Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Saint Croix, West Indies

Virgin Islands of the United States, group of 3 islands and about 50 islets, most of which are uninhabited, in the Lesser Antilles chain of the West Indies, east of Puerto Rico and lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The three islands, with their areas, are Saint Thomas (73 sq km/28 sq mi), Saint John (52 sq km/20 sq mi), and Saint Croix (207 sq km/80 sq mi). The capital is Charlotte Amalie (1990 population, 12,000), on Saint Thomas. Other communities in the group are Christiansted and Frederiksted, both on Saint Croix. The total area is 347 sq km (134 sq mi), and the total population (2002) is 123,498.

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Frederiksted, Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Saint Croix, West Indies, Saint Thomas, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Saint John, islets, Virgin Islands, total population, Puerto Rico, total area, capital, communities, United States, areas, group

 
 

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