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Virgin Islands (United States)     [137]
(Territory of the United States)
LAND AREA: 345 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 6
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 106000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 307 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 0%/year
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 76.2 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.942
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $0
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
United States National Park Service
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
Island Resources Foundation
REFERENCES:

Last updated 08/02/98


Islands of Virgin Islands (United States)
St Croix (United States - Virgin Islands)
St John (United States - Virgin Islands)
St Thomas (United States - Virgin Islands)


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