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.