Christiansted Tourism, U.s. Virgin Islands

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Christiansted is the largest town on Saint Croix, one of the main islands comprising the United States Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. It is a former capital of the Danish West Indies and home to the Christiansted National Historic Site. Christiansted as of 2004, had a population of about 3,000. The 2000 census population of the town was 2,637; that of the larger sub-district was 2,865. Christiansted was founded by Frederick Moth after he was made governor of St.Croix in 1733. It has preserved the 18th-century Danish-style buildings constructed by African slaves. Solid stone buildings in pastel colors with bright red tile roofs line the cobblestone sidewalks, adding a touch of 18th-century European architectural style. Because the town was constructed by African slaves, there are many African influences in Christiansted's design as well, making it one of the few "African-Danish" towns in the world. The town's symmetry, with streets running at right angles to the waterfront, makes it popular for walking tours. The commercial area centers on King and Company streets, adjacent to the Christiansted National Historic Site. The residential area, including portions that were originally settlements for free blacks, extends inland and uphill from the commercial area. The town has small hotels and many restaurants. Several scuba shops operate in the town, as the wharf has easy access to many diving attractions on the north side of the island. A small point of interest is Protestant Cay, a cay near Christiansted. The botanist Julius von Röhr started a botanic garden in Christiansted in the 18th century and produced a number of landscapes of the island.


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Facts and Stats for Christiansted*

  • Pollution Statistics in Christiansted

    Know the pollution level of Christiansted before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • Christiansted: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Christiansted for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Christiansted.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Christiansted - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 75.25 (High)
    • Pollution Index 11.49 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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