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The archipelago in the Lesser Antilles is located south of Saint Lucia, west of Barbados, and north east of Grenada. The island nation shares maritime borders with Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
Saint Vincent is of volcanic origin, its highest point is La Soufriere, an active stratovolcano with a crater lake and a height of 1,234 m, it is one of the most potentially dangerous volcanoes in the Caribbean. The last recorded eruption was in April 1979.
SVG occupies a total land area of 389 km² (Saint Vincent 344 km²), compared, Saint Vincent is somewhat larger than Malta, or twice the size of Washington, DC.
The island nation is densely populated with 110,000 people (in 2015). Capital, chief port, and main commercial center of SVG is Kingstown (pop 25,000). Spoken languages are English (official) and English Creole.
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Saint Vincent part of the Windward Islands, the southern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies was colonized in 1762. France captured it in 1779 but returned it to Britain in 1783. The islands were formerly part of the British colony of the Windward Islands from 1871 to 1958. The nation gained full independence in 1979.
The Grenadines include 32 islands, the largest of which are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, and Union. Some of the smaller islands are privately owned.
related countries: Belize, Grenada, UK
Windward Islands: Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Carib Indian names: Hairoun(a) (Meaning: Home of the Blessed), Yurumein.
ISO Country Code: vc
Local Time = UTC -4h
Actual Time: Tue-Jan-23 14:00
Country Calling Code: +1 784
Capital City: Kingstown (pop 20 000)
Other Cities: Georgetown, Chateaubelair, Port Elizabeth.
Type: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth.
Independency: 27 October 1979 (from UK)
Constitution: 26 July 1979
Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, between St. Lucia and Grenada.
Area: 389 km² (150 sq mi)
Terrain: Volcanic and mountainous, with the highest peak, Soufriere, rising to 1,234 m (4,000 ft.).
Climate: Tropical; rainy season (May to November)
Population: 110,000 (2015)
Ethnic groups: African descent (66%), mixed (19%), West Indian (6%), Carib Indian (2%).
Religions: Christian, Hindu.
Languages: English (official); some French Patois spoken.
Natural resources: Hydropower, cropland.
Agriculture products: Bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices, small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, fish.
Industries: Food processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch.
Exports - commodities: bananas, eddoes and dasheen (taro), beer, arrowroot starch; sea vessels, tennis racquets, inflatable pleasure crafts.
Exports partners: Trinidad and Tobago 18.9%, St. Lucia 14.8%, Barbados 12.3%, Dominica 9.7%, Grenada 9.3%, Antigua and Barbuda 8.4%, Poland 7.1%, St. Kitts and Nevis 4.1% (2015)
Imports - commodities: foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fertilizers, minerals and fuels
Imports partners: Trinidad and Tobago 29.3%, US 17.2%, Singapore 8.7%, China 8%, Barbados 6%, Poland 5.5%, Turkey 4.4% (2015)
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
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Official Sites of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Official website of the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce
Official website of the ministry.
Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Official website of the Embassy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United States of America (USA) and the Permanent Mission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the Organization of American States (OAS) located in Washington D.C .
Addresses of foreign diplomatic missions and SVG's missions abroad.
Map of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Shaded relief map of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Google Earth Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Searchable map and satellite view of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Google Earth Kingstown
Searchable map and satellite view of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' capital city.
Map of Central America and the Caribbean
Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean.
Image: Steve Conger
iWitness News (IWN)
Newspaper St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
National newspaper of SVG.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation, Ltd.
Music and news.
Part of the SVG Broadcasting Corporation with regional and international news.
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Arts & Culture
Caribbean Compass Online
The insider's view of the Caribbean's sea and shore is based at Bequia.
Festivals and Events : Discover St Vincent And The Grenadines
Vincy Festivals and Events.
Business & EconomyEastern Caribbean Central Bank
SVG is ECCB Member.
Serves the Grenadines and other Caribbean islands.
Scheduled and charter services to the Grenadines and other Caribbean islands.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
EducationSt. George's University
Kingstown Medical College, St. Vincent is part of St. George's University in Grenada.
Environment & NatureSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
The UN Works for Small Island Nations.
Eastern Caribbean Coalition for Environmental Awareness
Overall objective of ECCA's programme is to strengthen regional initiatives within the Eastern Caribbean, promote community based nature and heritage tourism, environmental education and to improve the conservation of island ecosystems.
HistoryHistory of St Vincent
Read more about the Grenadines history.
St. Vincent History
Overview of St. Vincent's history by Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
Additional Information on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
BBC News Country Profile: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
LANIC: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Latin American Network Information Center.
Open Directory Project: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Wikipedia: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The World Factbook -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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