The US Virgin Islands or USVI, are a group of islands in the Caribbean. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. The USVI consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and many other surrounding minor islands. Saint Thomas is an exotic island in a modern jungle, popular for its diving and amazing restaurants. Although in the US, the locals are diverse and one can find delicious one-of-a-kind delicacies here. Do note that the USVI is a left-side drive nation. US locals do not need a passport when entering but it is recommended as valid identification.
he territory's capital is Charlotte Amalie on the island of Saint Thomas. The U.S. Virgin Islands are in the Atlantic Ocean, about 60 km east of Puerto Rico and immediately west of the British Virgin Islands. The combined land area of the islands is roughly twice the size of Washington, D.C. Most of the islands, including Saint Thomas, are volcanic in origin and hilly. The highest point is Crown Mountain, Saint Thomas at 2100 feet above sea level. This spot is perfect to hike to and also, the Mountain Top gives visitors the best views of the Islands. Saint Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, lies to the south and has a flatter terrain. The U.S. Virgin Islands lie on the boundary of the North American Plate and the Caribbean Plate. Natural hazards include earthquakes and tropical cyclones.
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