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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Virgin Islands of the United States
"United in Pride and Hope"
Anthem: "Virgin Islands March"
Location of the United States Virgin Islands
Location of the United States Virgin Islands
Sovereign state United States[note 1]
Before purchaseDanish West Indies
Transfer from DenmarkMarch 31, 1917
and largest city
Charlotte Amalie
18°21′N 64°56′W / 18.350°N 64.933°W / 18.350; -64.933
Official languagesEnglish
Recognized regional languagesVirgin Islands Creole English
Ethnic groups
By race
By ethnicity
Demonym(s)American Virgin Islander
GovernmentDevolved presidential constitutional dependency
• Governor
Albert Bryan (D)
Tregenza Roach (D)
LegislatureLegislature of the Virgin Islands
United States Congress
Stacey Plaskett (D)
• Total
346.4 km2 (133.7 sq mi) (168th)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
474 m (1,555 ft)
• 2020 census
• Density
653.6/sq mi (252.4/km2)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
US$4.068 billion[5]
HDI (2008)Increase 0.894
very high · 59th
CurrencyUnited States dollar (US$) (USD)
Time zoneUTC−4:00 (AST)
Date formatmm/dd/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+1340
USPS abbreviation
Trad. abbreviation
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.vi

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

The United States Virgin Islands, officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, are a group of Caribbean islands and an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles to the east of Puerto Rico and west of the British Virgin Islands.