Jul 12, 2016 · The Virgin Islands, an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States were originally settled by the Ciboney, Carib, and Arawaks peoples.. First named by Christopher Columbus in 1493 for Saint Ursula and her virgin followers, these islands are renown for white sand beaches, crystal-blue waters and idyllic sailing venues. The map below is showing boundaries, major cities and populated places, interstate highways, and principal highways of Puerto Rico and the U.S. part of the Virgin Islands, an insular area of the United States with the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint Thomas and Saint John, neighboring Tortola Island is part of British Virgin Islands.
Detailed map of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (USA). On one side is the map of Puerto Rico at scale 1/190,000 (1 cm = 1.9 km). The map also shows updated inset maps of San Juan, Ponce, Mayaguez, Aguadilla, and Arecibo. On the reverse is a map of the US Virgin Islands at scale 1: 50 000 (1 cm = 500 m). The map incl. Map of Puerto Rico Virgin Islands page, view Puerto Rico political, physical, country maps, satellite images photos and where is Puerto Rico location in World map.
PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS Where We Are nationalatlas.gov TM OR pagegen_pr3.pdf INTERIOR-GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, RESTON,VIRGINIA-2004 MILES 0 10 20 30 40 50 POPULATED PLACES TRANSPORTATION PHYSICAL FEATURES 100,000 – 499,999 25,000 – 99,999 24,999 and less State capital Interstate; limited access highway Other principal highway. Puerto Rico is an archipelago part of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Region. Puerto Rico is east of the Dominican Republic and west of the Virgin Islands. The north shores face the Atlantic Ocean and the Southern Shores face the Caribbean Sea.
This past month has been extraordinarily challenging for our fellow citizens in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and Puerto Rico, as two extremely powerful hurricanes caused loss of life and extensive damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. Sep 19, 2016 · Caribbean Description. The Caribbean, long referred to as the West Indies, includes more than 7,000 islands; of those, 13 are independent island countries (shown in red on the map), and some are dependencies or overseas territories of other nations. In addition, that large number includes islets (very small rocky islands); cay's (small, low islands composed largely of coral or sand) and a few.