Special Sub-Topic: U.S. Virgin Islands--America's Paradise
|What is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands?|
Charlotte Amalie. Charlotte Amalie is on the island of St. Thomas, and was named in honor of a Danish queen.
|What is the official bird of the U.S. Virgin Islands?|
Yellow breast. The yellow breast was named the official bird of the territory in 1970. It is also called the sugar bird or banana quit, and has bright yellow feathers.
|What is the official flower of the U.S. Virgin Islands?|
Yellow elder. The blossom of the yellow elder, or yellow cedar tree was made the official flower in 1934. It is native to the Virgin Islands and blooms all year round.
|What is the official song?|
The Virgin Islands March. The official song was written by Alton A. Adams.
|What is the highest point in the U.S. Virgin Islands?|
Crown Mountain. Crown Mountain is on St. Thomas and is 1,556 feet.
|What is the largest of the islands?|
St. Croix. About 60 or 70 islands made of the U.S. Virgin Islands. None are very large and some a very tiny. Most often, only St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John are talked about, but recently, Water Island was added to the list of "major" islands. St. Croix is about 80 square miles, making it the largest.
|What is the official language of the Virgin Islands?|
English. English is spoken in USVI, but with a strong Caribbean accent and a mixture of local words and phrases. It is sometimes called Creole, or "English with a calypso beat".
|The Virgin Islands were named in honor of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen?|
f. Columbus chose the name in honor of St. Ursula, an early Christian martyr.
|When is Transfer Day?|
March 31. Transfer Day is the celebration of when the United States took over ownership of the islands. Pumpkin soup is often eaten on this day.
|How would you refer to a person from the Virgin Islands?|
Virgin Islander. Virgin Islanders descend from a variety of ethnic groups, mostly from Africa and Europe.
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