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The United States Virgin Islands
; also called the American Virgin Islands
), officially the Virgin Islands of the United States
, is a group of islands in the Caribbean
that is an insular area
of the United States
located 40 miles (64 km) east of Puerto Rico
. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago
and are located in the Leeward Islands
of the Lesser Antilles
. It is the easternmost point (in terms jurisdiction) and territory of the United States.
The U.S. Virgin Islands consists of the main islands of Saint Croix
, Saint John
, and Saint Thomas
, and many other surrounding minor islands
. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles (346.36 km2).
The territory's capital is Charlotte Amalie
on the island of Saint Thomas.
The model is created at a scale of 1:160,000 with 3x vertical exaggeration. It features a built-in base, so it sits perfectly on a desk or in a frame.
Model Data Sources: NASA, European Space Agency (ESA)