Danish West Indies

Danish West Indies
Danish West Indies
those islands of the Virgin Islands occupied by Denmark from the 17th cent. to 1917: now Virgin Islands of the United States

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  • Danish West Indies — Dansk Vestindien Colony of Denmark Norway (1814 Denmark) ← …   Wikipedia

  • Danish West Indies —    Also known as the Danish Virgin Islands, these islands in the northeastern Caribbean’s Lesser Antilles accounted for all the Danish New World colonies. They consisted of settlements on the islands of Saint Thomas (28 square miles), Saint John… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Danish West Indies — geographical name the W Virgin Islands that were until 1917 a Danish possession & now constitute the Virgin Islands of the United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Danish West Indies — former name of the Virgin Islands of the United States. Also called Danish Virgin Islands. * * * …   Universalium

  • Danish West Indies — former name of the Virgin Islands of the United States. Also called Danish Virgin Islands …   Useful english dictionary

  • Danish West Indies — Dan′ish West In′dies n. pl. geg former name of the Virgin Islands of the United States …   From formal English to slang

  • List of Governors of the Danish West Indies — Being a list of governors of the former Danish colony, the Danish West Indies. Governors of St. Thomas St. Thomas was claimed by the Danish West India Company in 1672.* Jørgen Iversen Dyppel, Governor of St. Thomas (May 25, 1672 July 4, 1680) *… …   Wikipedia

  • Postage stamps and postal history of the Danish West Indies — St Thomas was a hub of the West Indies packet service from 1851 to 1885. Initially mail was transported by a Spanish packet to and from Puerto Rico; but in July 1867 the British picked up the mail contract, and packet letters are known using… …   Wikipedia

  • Slavery in the Danish West Indies — In common with most Caribbean countries, slavery in the Danish West Indies, now the United States Virgin Islands, forms a major part of the history of the Territory. Danish slave trading posts were set up on the islands, and thousands of slaves… …   Wikipedia

  • Danish West Indies — noun A former colony of Denmark in the Caribbean, so named until it was sold to the USA in 1917, since when it has been known as the United States Virgin Islands …   Wiktionary

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