U.S. Virgin Islands are an island territory of the Caribbean belong to the United States of America . They are east of Puerto Rico , between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic ocean. Together with the British Virgin Islands , just to the north, form a single archipelago, the Virgin Islands. Sun, sand, sea and surf in the 188 Km of coast are the natural resources of this group of islands of the Caribbean.
Climate – The climate is subtropical, tempered by trade winds from the east, with low percentages of moisture and slight seasonal variations in temperature. Temperatures range from 22 degrees minimum winter night, with summer daytime maximum of 31. The rainy season lasts from May to November. In recent years there befall particularly violent storms accompanied by flooding and interspersed with periods of drought longer than in the past.
Land – Hilly and mountainous with low gradients. Area with occasional earthquakes. Highest point: Crown Mountain 747 m. The islands have an important place nell’Anegada Passage – a key passageway for boats that are directed toward the Panama Canal, Saint Thomas has one of the best natural deepwater harbors in the Caribbean.
During the seventeenth century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units: one belonging to Great Britain and the other to Denmark (known as the “Danish West Indies”). Sugarcane, produced through the work of slaves, drove the islands’ economy during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. In 1917, the U.S. purchased the Danish portion, which had been under conditions of economic decline since the abolition of Slavery in 1848.
National holiday: Transfer Day (day of the move from Denmark to the U.S.), March 27 (1917), Emancipation Day (anniversary of the emancipation of the slaves), July 3 (1848).
The current is 110V 60Hz, and is provided with outlets in the United States as a flap. So it is necessary to have power adapters if you plan to own utlizzare appliances. The islands of St. Thomas and St. Croixilla has an airport. Finns, the easiest way is to fly to the United States, for example, via Miami. Also has flights from Puerto Rico.
The area code is 01139, or call Italy, watch the prefix 0039 will not work. Our phones work only “triband”, which viewed the standards of electricity, need a charger with universal voltage adapter with its laminated. Not always and everywhere is available online or a manager who has a roaming agreement with an Italian manager, but the service works quite well as a text message.