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St. Croix

Population

The total population of the island as per the 2020 U.S. Census is 50,601.

Black or African American: 76.3%

White: 9.5%

Hispanic or Latino: 17.1%

Two or more races: 2.2%

Asian: 0.8%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander: 0.7%

American Indian & Alaska Native: 0.5%

Median age: 43

Main Town :

St. Croix is home to two main towns,Christiansted and Frederiksted, which are often referred to as "sister cities" or "twin towns" within the island.

Christiansted: Located on the north shore of St. Croix, larger of two towns

Frederiksted: Located to the west coast

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Famous People

Tim Duncan - Former NBA player
Alexander Hamilton - Founding Father of the United States, born in the Caribbean
Jasmin St. Clair - Actress
Raja Bell - Former NBA Player

Parks :

The only national park with a protected bay and a tropical rainforest.It preserves upland watersheds, mangrove forests, and estuarine and marine environments that support threatened and endangered species

Features historic buildings and sites that date back to the 18th century, including a fort and a customs house.

A popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving, with a distinctive feature of a magnificent elkhorn coral barrier reef.

Is the longest stretch of beach in the US Virgin Islands and a protected nesting ground for several species of sea turtles.

A popular spot for fishing, swimming, and watching the sunset, and is an iconic site with a fascinating history that has spanned seven governments, slavery, and emancipation.

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Main Attractions :

the 700-acre underwater Buck Island National Monument, St. George Village Botanical Gardens, the authentic Danish Whim Plantation Museum, Cruzan Rum Factory tour, and the 18-hole, par-70 Carambola Golf Club

St. Croix is well known for its beaches, recreational activities, dining, resorts, casinos, and golf courses, as well as its unique culture with arts, crafts, music, festivals, and cultural events. It’s highest point is Mount Eagle, at 355 meters (1,165 ft).

Point Udall is located at the island’s tip and is the easternmost point in the United States.

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History :

St. Croix has flown the flags of Spain, The Netherlands, England, France, the Knights of Malta, and Denmark.
The last of the Native Indian people to inhabit St. Croix were the Carib. In 1651 the Knights of Malta acquired St. Croix but resold it to the French West India Company in 1665.
It became a French colony in 1674 but during 1696–1733 was uninhabited.
In 1733 the king of Denmark bought it; subsequently it shared the general history of the Virgin Islands.

again in 1807-15 the British held St. Thomas, but it was afterward restored to Denmark. Falling sugar prices after 1820, together with the abolition of slavery in 1848, led to a decrease in sugarcane profits and a falloff of trade until the colony was operated at a loss. Though a possible cession had been suggest- ed as early as 1867, the United States bought St. Thomas and two other islands of the Danish West Indies as a naval base for $25 million in 1917.

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