United States Virgin Islands
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United States Virgin Islandsor US Virgin Islands
A United States territory constituting the southwest group of the Virgin Islands. The islands were purchased from the Danish in 1917 because of their strategic location at the approach to the Panama Canal. Charlotte Amalie, on St. Thomas Island, is the capital.
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|Noun||1.||United States Virgin Islands - more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States|
Virgin Islands - a group of islands in northeastern West Indies (east of Puerto Rico) discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493; owned by United States and Britain
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