Flag of the United States Virgin Islands (GIF)

The flag of the US Virgin Islands showcases a simplified depiction of the United States coat of arms positioned between the letters V and I, representing the abbreviation for 'Virgin Islands.' The prominent yellow-colored eagle on the coat of arms holds a sprig of laurel in one talon, symbolizing victory, while clutching three blue arrows in the other, representing the three primary islands comprising the U.S. Virgin Islands: Saint Croix, Saint Thomas, and Saint John. This symbolism serves to honor the territory's historical and geographical significance, highlighting its association with the United States while emphasizing the unique identity and unity of the three major islands within the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Adopted:May 17, 1921
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇻🇮

The United States Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States, is an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, comprising three main islands. With a population of approximately 105,870 (2021) people, the territory is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant cultural heritage influenced by African, European, and Caribbean traditions. Tourism is a key driver of the economy, along with industries such as rum production, agriculture, and manufacturing. The islands' picturesque landscapes, rich history, and diverse marine life make them popular destinations for tourists and nature enthusiasts. Despite being a U.S. territory, the United States Virgin Islands maintains a unique cultural identity, blending elements of American and Caribbean cultures, reflected in its cuisine, music, and festivals.

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