St. Thomas - Locator


Saint Thomas: Named after a saint, it is currently named in English.


Located: 18 degrees north and 65 degrees west


Size: 28.25 square miles (13 miles in length and 2-3 miles in width


Capital: Charlotte Amalie (originally Charlotte Amalia)


Population: 51,181 people (2000 census)


Highest Elevation: Crown Mountain (1556 ft.)


Annual Rainfall Average: 42 – 45 inches


National Flower: Yellow Cedar


National Bird: Yellow Breast (Banana Quit)


Language: English, Spanish, French, other


Religions: Catholicism, Seventh Day Adventist, Anglican, Lutheranism, others


Government: Democratic; governor and lieutenant governor- seven senators- delegate to

congress, an unincorporated U.S. territory.


Economy: tourism; service based- annual government revenue; seven hundred to nine

hundred million.


Local and National Holidays


New Years Day – January 1


Martin Luther King’s Day – January 15 V.I.


President’s Day – February 19


Transfer Day – March 31


Holy Thursday – April


Good Friday – April


Easter – April


Easter Monday – April


Carnival The last Friday and Saturday


of April sometimes the first Friday and


Saturday of May; according to Lent.

 

Memorial Day – May 28

 

Emancipation Day – July 3

 

Independence Day – July 4

 

Labor Day – September 3

 

Columbus Day – October 8

 

Liberty Day November 1

 

Veteran’s Day – Nov.11

 

Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 22

 

Christmas Day – Dec. 25

 

Christmas Second Day – Dec. 26

 



Notes: St. Thomas is the shopping mecca of the Caribbean it is a major Freeport. It is

one of four Islands and 46 cays that comprises the Virgin Islands the island

has seven senators that serve the people, they are elected every two years.

There is a total of 15 senators in the legislature: Croix has seven and St. John

has 1. Water Island the smallest of the four main islands has no senatorial

representation for its less than 300 population.