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  1. Viequesnoun

    a small island off the coast of Puerto Rico used for target practice by the United States Navy

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  1. Vieques

    Vieques (; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbjekes]), officially Isla de Vieques, is an island and municipality of Puerto Rico, in the northeastern Caribbean, part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin Islands. Vieques is part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and retains strong influences from 400 years of Spanish presence in the island. Vieques lies about 8 miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and measures about 20 miles (32 km) long by 4.5 miles (7 km) wide. Its most populated barrio is the town of Isabel Segunda (sometimes written "Isabel II"), the administrative center located on the northern side of the island. The population of Vieques was 8,249 at the 2020 Census. The island's name is a Spanish spelling of a Taíno word said to mean "small island" or "small land". It also has the nickname Isla Nena, usually translated as "Little Girl Island", alluding to its perception as Puerto Rico's little sister. The island was given this name by the Puerto Rican poet Luis Llorens Torres. During the British colonial period its name was Crab Island. Vieques is best known internationally as the site of a series of protests against the United States Navy's use of the island as a bombing range and testing ground, which led to the Navy's departure in 2003. Today the former navy land is a national wildlife refuge; some of it is open to the public, but much remains closed off due to contamination and/or unexploded ordnance that the military is slowly cleaning up. Some of the most beautiful beaches on the island are on the eastern end of the island (formerly the Marine Base) that the Navy named Red Beach, Blue Beach, Caracas Beach, Pata Prieta Beach, La Chiva Beach, and Plata Beach. At the far western tip (formerly the Navy Base) is Punta Arenas, which the Navy named Green Beach. The beaches are commonly listed among the top beaches in the Caribbean for their azure waters and white sands.

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  1. vieques

    Vieques is a small, tropical island located in the northeastern Caribbean, and is part of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Known for its beautiful beaches, bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, and wildlife refuge, it's a popular destination for tourists. The island is also known for its recent history as a bombing range and testing ground for the U.S. Navy, a practice that ended in 2003 after widespread protests.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vieques in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vieques in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Congressman Raul Grijalva:

    Our position has been from the beginning that Vieques did not belong in this package of legislation.

  2. Joe Garcias:

    This is really hard, i am crazy, crazy, crazy for them to build a clinic here in Vieques.

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