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United States Virgin Islands

Basic Facts

  • Population: 87,146 (2020 census)
  • Land area: 352 km²
  • Exclusive economic zone: 33,744 km²

Listing as a Non-Self-Governing Territory

The United States Virgin Islands has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since 1946, following the transmission of information by the United States of America under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations.

  • See General Assembly resolution 66 (I) of 14 December 1946

Administering Power

United States of America

United Nations-related action

The General Assembly adopts on an annual basis a resolution on the United States Virgin Islands.Please visit the Documents page for past General Assembly resolutions on United States Virgin Islands from 2008.

United Nations Secretariat annual working papers on United States Virgin Islands issued since 2008  are also available on the Documents page.


Government of the United States Virgin Islands

Office of Insular Affairs of the Department of Interior of the United States of America


(Last updated: 10 May 2022)