Virgin Islands National Park


Virgin Islands National Park

geographical name

Definition of VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK

scenic and historic area W. Indies in Virgin Islands of the United States on and around St. John Island

Virgin Islands National Park

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Conservation area, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Covering 14,696 acres (5,947 hectares), it has steep mountains, white beaches, and coral reefs. Though most of the tree cover was removed for sugarcane cultivation in the 17th–18th century, the land has reverted to forest. Some 100 species of birds and the only native land mammal, the bat, can be found there. It has remains of Arawak Indian villages.

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