- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Coordinates: Country U.S. Virgin Islands Island Saint Thomas Population (2000) - Total 18,914 ZIP code 00801–00804 Area code(s) 340
Charlotte Amalie (pronounced /ˈʃɑrlət əˈmɑːljə/ or -/ˈæməliː/) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is located on the island of Saint Thomas and as of 2004 had an estimated population of 19,000 (the 2000 U.S. Census found a population of 18,914).
The city is named after Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hessen-Cassel) (1650–1714), queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark. It is famous as a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now a famed cruise ship port of call, with about 1.5 million cruise ship passengers landing there in 2004. Charlotte Amalie has many buildings of historical importance and is home to St. Thomas Synagogue, the second-oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.
Highway 30 (Veterans Dr) passes through Charlotte Amalie. Additionally, Charlotte Amalie holds one of two airports in the US Virgin Islands. Cyril E. King Airport (IATA: STT ICAO: TIST) offers regular nonstop service to many destinations along the east coast of the United States.
Charlotte Amalie features a tropical wet and dry climate. The city has a short dry season that covers from January through March and a wet season that covers the remaining nine months, though technically June, with a monthly average precipitation of 2.35 in (59.7 mm) could be considered a dry season month. While Charlotte Amalie does have a lengthy wet season, outside the months of September through November, the city generally does not see the heavy precipitation that is prevalent in many other cities with a tropical climate. The city is generally very warm and humid. Average temperatures in Charlotte Amalie are at a near constant, with average high temperatures at about 88°F and average low temperatures at about 75°F.
Climate data for Charlotte Amalie Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °F (°C) 86
Average low °F (°C) 72
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.89
St. Thomas-St. John School District serves the community.
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- ^ Census Bureau Releases Census 2000 Population Counts for the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Census Bureau, July 3, 2001
- ^ "Monthly Averages for Saint Thomas, VI (00801)". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxclimatology/monthly/00801. Retrieved May 13, 2009.
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