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Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie
Coordinates: 18°21′N 64°57′W / 18.35°N 64.95°W / 18.35; -64.95
Country U.S. Virgin Islands
Island Saint Thomas
Population (2000)
 - Total 18,914
ZIP code 00801 - 00804
Area code(s) 340

Charlotte Amalie is the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is located on the island of Saint Thomas and as of 2004 had an estimated population of 19,000 (the 2000 U.S. Census found a population of 18,914).[1]

The city is named after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hessen-Cassel) (1650-1714), queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark. It is famous as a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now a famed cruise ship port of call, with about 1.5 million cruise ship passengers landing there in 2004. Charlotte Amalie has many buildings of historical importance and is home to the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.[citation needed]

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Transportation

Highway 30 (Veterans Dr) passes through Charlotte Amalie. Additionally, Charlotte Amalie holds one of two airports in the US Virgin Islands. Cyril E. King Airport (IATA: STT ICAO: TIST) offers regular nonstop service to many destinations along the east coast of the United States

Geography

Charlotte Amalie sits on the south part of Saint Thomas next to Water Island.

Climate

Climate data for Charlotte Amalie
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °F (°C) 86
(30)
86
(30)
86
(30)
88
(31.1)
88
(31.1)
90
(32.2)
90
(32.2)
91
(32.8)
90
(32.2)
90
(32.2)
88
(31.1)
86
(30)
Average low °F (°C) 72
(22.2)
72
(22.2)
72
(22.2)
74
(23.3)
76
(24.4)
77
(25)
78
(25.6)
78
(25.6)
77
(25)
76
(24.4)
75
(23.9)
73
(22.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.89
(48)
1.51
(38.4)
1.52
(38.6)
2.39
(60.7)
3.36
(85.3)
2.35
(59.7)
2.42
(61.5)
3.50
(88.9)
5.34
(135.6)
5.57
(141.5)
5.28
(134.1)
2.74
(69.6)
Source: [2] May 2009
USVI St. Thomas - Charlotte Amalie - City view.JPG

Education

St. Thomas-St. John School District serves the community.

Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and Charlotte Amalie High School serve the area.

See also

References

  1. ^ Census Bureau Releases Census 2000 Population Counts for the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Census Bureau, July 3, 2001
  2. ^ "Monthly Averages for Saint Thomas, VI (00801)". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/00801. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 

External links

Coordinates: 18°21′N 64°57′W / 18.35°N 64.95°W / 18.35; -64.95








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