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== History ==
Virgin Islands refer to an archipelago on the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea between Puerto Rico about 60 miles to the west, and Anguilla on the east. These islands are part of the much larger chain that helps separate the Caribbean Sea from the North Atlantic Ocean. The islands are divided into three main sections:
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The islands were named for [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ursula Saint Ursula] and the 11,000 Virgins by Christopher Columbus during his voyage of 1493–1496.
  
*'''[[British Virgin Islands Genealogy|British Virgin Islands]][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands]''' including Tortola, Anegad, Jost Van Dyke, and Virgin Gorda  
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The islands consist of an archipelago on the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea between Puerto Rico about 60 miles to the west, and Anguilla on the east. These islands are part of the much larger chain that helps separate the Caribbean Sea from the North Atlantic Ocean. The islands are divided into three main sections:
*'''{{Wpd|Spanish Virgin Islands}}''' including Culebra, and Visques (part of Puerto Rico)  
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*'''[[U.S. Virgin Islands|U.S. Virgin Islands]][https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Virgin_Islands] '''(formerly known as the '''Danish Virgin Islands''') including St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas
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*'''[[British Virgin Islands Genealogy|British Virgin Islands]]''' : Tortola, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, and Virgin Gorda
*'''{{Wpd|Dutch Virgin Islands}}''', a Dutch West India Company colony from 1625-1680
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*'''Spanish Virgin Islands''' : Culebra, and Visques (part of Puerto Rico)  
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*'''[[U.S. Virgin Islands|U.S. Virgin Islands]]''' (known as the Danish Virgin Islands until their purchase in 1917) : St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas
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From 1625 to 1680 the Dutch West India Company controlled several islands collectively known as the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Virgin_Islands Dutch Virgin Islands]. These included the islands of Anegada, St. Croix, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda.
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=== Wikipedia Articles ===
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands British Virgin Islands]
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*{{Wpd|Spanish Virgin Islands}}
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Virgin_Islands U.S. Virgin Islands]
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[[Category:Virgin Islands, United States Files]]

Latest revision as of 10:15, 25 November 2019

History[edit | edit source]

The islands were named for Saint Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins by Christopher Columbus during his voyage of 1493–1496.

The islands consist of an archipelago on the northeast corner of the Caribbean Sea between Puerto Rico about 60 miles to the west, and Anguilla on the east. These islands are part of the much larger chain that helps separate the Caribbean Sea from the North Atlantic Ocean. The islands are divided into three main sections:

From 1625 to 1680 the Dutch West India Company controlled several islands collectively known as the Dutch Virgin Islands. These included the islands of Anegada, St. Croix, Tortola, and Virgin Gorda.

Wikipedia Articles[edit | edit source]