Tutu, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Tutu
Subdistrict
Tutu is located in the Virgin Islands
Tutu
Tutu
Location within the United States Virgin Islands
Coordinates: 18°20′N 64°53′W / 18.333°N 64.883°W / 18.333; -64.883Coordinates: 18°20′N 64°53′W / 18.333°N 64.883°W / 18.333; -64.883
Country  United States
Territory  U.S. Virgin Islands
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,867

Tutu, also known as Estate Tutu[1] is one of the seven administrative subdistricts on Saint Thomas island in the United States Virgin Islands. It is located in eastern St. Thomas and is mostly made up of the second-largest town in the U.S.V.I., Anna's Retreat in the Tutu Valley, sometimes nicknamed Tutu.[2][3] According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010 the population was 6,867, which is down from 8,197 in 2000 and further down from 9,100 in the U.S. Census of 1990. Tutu is known as a densely populated residential area[4][5] and is second only to the territorial capital of Charlotte Amalie in terms of highest population density on the island of Saint Thomas. It is home to approximately 20 percent of the island population and has a total area of 1.5 square miles.[6] There have been numerous excavations in an area known as the Tutu Archaeological Village Site, which has discovered numerous artifacts from the native Arawak people who inhabited the area in the pre-Columbian era.[7][8]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Tillet Gardens Center for the Arts: an arts community named for its founder, British textile designer and painter Jim Tillett. It is home to numerous artists’ galleries and studios, including for instance Ridvan Studio, a working clay studio, and FStop, which is a photo gallery.[9] There are numerous musical performances and activities taking place at the Tillett Gardens, including the Classics in the Gardens, which is a classical music series presented outdoors after dark, and the annual Arts Alive fair which is held every November.[10] It was opened in 1959 and is said to have the greatest collection of Virgin Islands’ art.[11]
  • Pistarckle Theater: a 100-seat theater, which offers summer film series and acting classes, in addition to their six annual productions.[12][13]
  • Tutu Park Mall: the first shopping mall built in the U.S.V.I and now home to the largest store on the island, Plaza Extra, and more than fifty other retail shops.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Potter, Susanna Henighan (2013). Moon Virgin Islands. Avalon Travel. Page 42. ISBN 9781612383682.
  2. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (2003). U.S. Virgin Islands, 2000: Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics. DIANE Publishing. Pages 13-14, 40, 52, 54-55, 67, 70-72. ISBN 9781428986220.
  3. ^ http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/census-shows-v-i-s-population-down-2-1.1193325
  4. ^ Potter, Susanna Henighan (2013). Moon Virgin Islands. Avalon Travel. Page 42. ISBN 9781612383682.
  5. ^ http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/census-shows-v-i-s-population-down-2-1.1193325
  6. ^ http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/tutuwellfield/pdf/rod_tutuwellfieldsite.pdf (Page 13).
  7. ^ Bareuther, Carol M. and Lynda Lohr (2009). Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands. Fodor's Travel Publications. Page 78. ISBN 9781400008650.
  8. ^ Righter, Elizabeth (2003). The Tutu Archaeological Village Site: A Multi-disciplinary Case Study in Human Adaptation. Routledge. ISBN 9781134552696.
  9. ^ Potter, Susanna Henighan (2013). Moon Virgin Islands. Avalon Travel. Page 51. ISBN 9781612383682.
  10. ^ Bareuther, Carol M. and Lynda Lohr (2009). Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands. Fodor's Travel Publications. Page 77. ISBN 9781400008650.
  11. ^ Porter, Darwin and Danforth Prince (2007). Frommer's Portable Virgin Islands. John Wiley & Sons. Page 79. ISBN 9780470145647.
  12. ^ Porter, Darwin and Danforth Prince (2007). Frommer's Portable Virgin Islands. John Wiley & Sons. Page 83. ISBN 9780470145647.
  13. ^ Potter, Susanna Henighan (2013). Moon Virgin Islands. Avalon Travel. Page 46. ISBN 9781612383682.
  14. ^ Bareuther, Carol M. and Lynda Lohr (2009). Fodor's U.S. & British Virgin Islands. Fodor's Travel Publications. Pages 77-78. ISBN 9781400008650.
  15. ^ Potter, Susanna Henighan (2013). Moon Virgin Islands. Avalon Travel. Page 64. ISBN 9781612383682.