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The US Virgin Islands are an unincorporated territory of the United States. They are group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea, and making up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago (the rest of the archipelago being part of the British Virgin Islands). There are four main islands in the US Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Saint Croix, and Water Island, as well numerous other small islands. The capital and largest city of the US Virgin Islands is Charlotte Amalie, which is located on Saint Thomas.
The US Virgin Islands were acquired by the United States in 1917 from Denmark. This occurred, after a series of previously unsuccessful attempts to sell the islands to the US (beginning in 1867) - the purchase finally came about because the US feared that Germany might seize the islands to use as a U-boat base during World War I.
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