Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. Its 2004 population (estimated (http://www.gesource.ac.uk/worldguide/html/1061_people.html)) was 19,000. Charlotte Amalie is located on the southern side of the island of St. Thomas. Charlotte Amalie is also the name of the deep water harbor that was once a pirates haven and is now the famed cruise ship port. About 1.5 million cruise ship passengers landed on St. Thomas in 2004. Charlotte Amalie has many buildings of historical importance and is home to the second oldest synangogue (http://www.onepaper.com/synagogue/) in the Western Hemisphere. The St. Thomas Historical Trust (http://stthomashistoricaltrust.org/) is a civic minded organization that is dedicated to the preservation of Charlotte Amalie's architecture and cultural heritage.

The city was named after Queen Charlotte Amalie (1650-1714), consort of King Christian V of Denmark.

External Links

Map of Charlotte Amalie (http://www.virgin-islands-on-line.com/st/camap.shtml)

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