Charlotte Amalie


Charlotte Ama·lie

geographical name \ə-ˈmäl-yə, ˈa-mə-lē\

Definition of CHARLOTTE AMALIE

city & port of Virgin Islands of the United States on St. Thomas Island pop 11,004

Variants of CHARLOTTE AMALIE

Charlotte Ama·lie or formerly Saint Thomas

Charlotte Amalie

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 11,004), capital of the island of Saint Thomas and of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Lying on St. Thomas Harbor, it was established as a Danish colony in 1672 and named for the Danish queen (its name was St. Thomas during 1921–36). The largest city in the Virgin Islands, it is built on three low volcanic spurs. Two castles, attributed to the pirates Blackbeard and Bluebeard, overlook the harbour. Tourism is economically important.

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