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US Virgin Islands, Land and Resources

The islands are generally hilly to mountainous. Crown Mountain (474 m/1,555 ft) on Saint Thomas is the highest point. The climate is tropical, moderated by prevailing trade winds. The average annual temperature is 26.7 C (80 F). Vegetation is luxuriant and diverse. Mineral resources are lacking, although sand and stone are mined for local construction.

 
 

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