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Frederiksted (frĕˈdrĭkstĕd) [key], town (2010 pop. 859), historically the chief port and commercial center of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; it has been replaced by Christiansted. Sugar provided the principal export until the industry was terminated. Since that time, the town has attempted to convert to tourism, with some success.

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