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Virgin Islands of the United States

plural noun
1.
a group of islands in the West Indies, including St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix: purchased from Denmark 1917. 133 sq. mi. (345 sq. km).
Capital: Charlotte Amalie.
Formerly Danish Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies.
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Danish West Indies

plural noun
1.
the former possession of Denmark in the W Lesser Antilles, sold to the US in 1917 Name since 1917 Virgin Islands of the United States

Virgin Islands of the United States

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a territory of the US in the Caribbean, consisting of islands west and south of the British Virgin Islands: purchased from Denmark in 1917 for their strategic importance. Capital: Charlotte Amalie. Pop: 104 737 (2013 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles) Former name Danish West Indies
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