Frederiksted

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Frederiksted

(frĕ`drĭkstĕd), town (2010 pop. 859), historically the chief port and commercial center of St. CroixSaint Croix
, island (2010 pop. 50,601), 80 sq mi (207 sq km), the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the West Indies. Christiansted, on the northeast coast, is the island's leading town. A campus of the Univ.
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, U.S. Virgin Islands; it has been replaced by ChristianstedChristiansted
, town (2010 pop. 2,433), chief city of St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is a shipping port for sugar and rum; tourism is the leading industry. Founded in 1733, Christiansted served briefly as capital of the Danish West Indies.
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. Sugar provided the principal export until the industry was terminated. Since that time, the town has attempted to convert to tourism, with some success.