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ID: 7005118
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005118

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state)  Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 18 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 18.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 064 26 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -64.4333  decimal degrees

Note: Probably settled by Arawak Amerindians, then Caraks, who had extensive settlements and farms before Columbus arrived; Spain conquered area 16th century; farms established by English and French 17th century, by Danes 18th century; Africans came as slaves after 1763; official language is English, though French and Spanish are also spoken.

Names:
Virgin Islands of the United States (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)
United States Virgin Islands (C,V)
Islas Vírgenes americanas (C,O)
Îles Vierges américaines (C,O)
Virgens Americanas, Ilhas (C,O)
Amerikanische Jungferninseln (C,O)
VIR (C,O,ISO3L)
VI (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO850 (C,O,ISO3N)
Danish West Indies (H,O)  ............ prior to 1917

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state)  ........  Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands (island group)  ........  Virgin Islands (island group) (P)
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state)  ............  Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state)  ............  Virgin Islands of the United States (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  purchased by USA from Denmark in 1917
primary political unit (C)
island group (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Charlotte Amalie .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Virgin Islands of the United States) [7018662]

Sources and Contributors:
Amerikanische Jungferninseln..........  [VP]
...............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
Danish West Indies..........  [VP]
...................................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 695-696
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1305
Îles Vierges américaines..........  [VP]
.........................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
Islas Vírgenes americanas..........  [VP]
............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
ISO850..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
United States Virgin Islands..........  [BHA]
...............................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
VI..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
VIR..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 773
Virgens Americanas, Ilhas..........  [VP]
............................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
Virgin Islands of the United States..........  [FDA, VP Preferred]
...........................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
...........................................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:998
...........................................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12:388-389
...........................................................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
...........................................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 105
...........................................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 493
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 695-696
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 998; 2:998
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 388-389; 12:388-389
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 22
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 773
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) 344
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 105
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1305
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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