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US Virgin Islands

Location: North America
Capitol: Charlotte Amalie
Geographic coordinates: 18 20 N, 64 50 W

Area total: 352 sq km
land: 349 sq km
water: 3 sq km
Border: 0 km

Coastline: 188 km
Population: 123,498 (July 2002 est.)
Density of population: person/km sq
Nationality: noun: Virgin Islander(s)
adjective: Virgin Islander
Languages: English (official), Spanish, Creole
Ethnic groups: black 80%, white 15%, other 5%

Religions: Baptist 42%, Roman Catholic 34%, Episcopalian 17%, other 7%
Life expactancy at birth
total population: 78.43 years
male: 74.55 years
female: 82.53 years (2002 est.)
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Government: USA Territory

National Anthem

The "Virgin Islands March" is a patriotic song which is considered to be the national anthem of the US Virgin Islands.

The song was composed by Naval Bandmaster and Virgin Island native Alton Adams in the 1920s. It served as the unofficial anthem of the Virgin Islands until 1963 when it was officially recognized by Legislative Act.

Lyrics

All hail our Virgin Islands.
Em'ralds of the sea,
Where beaches bright with coral sand
And trade winds bless our native land.
All hail our Virgin Islands,
Bathed in waters blue,
We give our loyalty,
Full to thee,
And pledge allegiance forever true.
To thee our Virgin Islands,
Loving voices raise
A song in praise of brotherhood,
Where right makes might to fight for good.
To thee our Virgin Islands,
Haven of the free,
We sing our love to thee,
Joyously,
Our own fair islands of liberty.
March on oh Virgin Islands,
In the joyful throng,
Uphold the right and right the wrong
Where only peace and love belong.
March on oh Virgin Islands,
Democratic land.
Together hand in hand,
Take your stand,
Forever soldiers in freedom's band.
God bless our Virgin Islands,
Humbly now we pray,
Where all mankind can join today
In friendly warmth of work and play.
God bless our Virgin Islands,
Beautiful and tall.
Beneath a sunny sky,
Hilltops high
Hold out a welcome for one and all.

Posted by airwolf09 16:13 Archived in US Virgin Islands Tagged round_the_world

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