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Virgin Islands

LC control 85068598
Geographic headingVirgin Islands
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Geographic subdivision usageVirgin Islands
Variant(s)Îles Vierges
Islands--Virgin Islands
Islas Vírgenes
See alsoAntilles, Lesser
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Found inWeb. geog.
Wikipedia, Nov. 3, 2011 (The Virgin Islands are the western island group of the Leeward Islands, which are the northern part of the Lesser Antilles, which form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Politically, the northeastern islands form the British Virgin Islands and the southwestern ones form the United States Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom comprising Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, over fifty smaller islands, and Anegada to the north. The United States Virgin Islands is an unincorporated territory of the United States comprising St. Croix to the south, with St. John, St. Thomas, and smaller islands. The Virgin Passage separates the U.S. Virgin Islands from the "Spanish Virgin Islands" or "Passage Islands", Vieques and Culebra, which are the easternmost islands of Puerto Rico.) Danish page (Jomfruøerne) Spanish page (Islas Vírgenes) French page (Îles Vierges) Dutch page (Maagdeneilanden) Ukrainian page
AACR2: Appendix B.14 (Virgin Islands, V.I.)