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Destination Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, a virtual travel guide to Yurumein, which means "the beauty of the rainbows in the valleys." You might think you know this place, the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" was filmed partly in SVG.
This page aims to give you a broad overview of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.
Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you want to know about this Caribbean island nation, e.g.: official web sites of SVG, addresses of embassies, domestic airlines, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local news from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Hairoun

Country Profile


Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Background:
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
 
Where in the Caribbean is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Official Name:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Abbreviation: SVG
Carib Indian names: Hairoun(a) (Meaning: Home of the Blessed), Yurumein.

ISO Country Code: vc

Time:
Local Time = UTC -4h
Actual Time: Sun-Oct-26  02:57

Country Calling Code: +1 784

Capital City: Kingstown (pop 20 000)

Other Cities: Georgetown, Chateaubelair, Port Elizabeth.

Government:
Type: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth.
Independency: 27 October 1979 (from UK)
Constitution: 26 July 1979

Geography:
Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, between St. Lucia and Grenada.
Area: 389 kmĀ² (150 sq mi)
Terrain: Volcanic and mountainous, with the highest peak, Soufriere, rising to 1,219 meters (4,000 ft.).

Climate: Tropical; rainy season (May to November)

People:
Nationality: Vincentian.
Population: 101,000 (209)
Ethnic groups: African descent (66%), mixed (19%), West Indian (6%), Carib Indian (2%).
Religions: Christian, Hindu.
Languages: English (official); some French Patois spoken.
Literacy: 98%

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 partners: UK 33.5%, Barbados 13.1%, Saint Lucia 11.5%, Trinidad and Tobago 9.9%, Antigua and Barbuda 8.3%, USA 5.3%, Grenada 5.3%, Dominica 4.1% (2004)

Imports partners: USA 37.5%, Trinidad and Tobago 21.3%, UK 10.5% (2004)

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)


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Official Sites of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

gov.vc
Official website of the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.



Diplomatic Missions
Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
SVG mission to the US, Washington DC.



Maps
Map of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Shaded relief map of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Google Earth Google Earth Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Searchable map and satellite view of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Google Earth 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. 



Saint Vincent
Saint Vincent © svgtourism.com

 

News

The Herald
PDF news with international and Caribbean latest headlines.
Searchlight
Newspaper St. Vincent and the Grenadines:
The Vincentian
National newspaper of SVG.

Radio
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation, Ltd.
Music and news.
 

 

Arts & Culture

Caribbean Compass Online
The insider's view of the Caribbean's sea and shore is based at Bequia.

Garifuna Cultural Survival
The story of the Garinagu of the Garifuna nation.
 

 

Business & Economy

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
SVG is ECCB Member.


Transportation
Mustique Airways
Serves the Grenadines and other Caribbean islands.
SVG AIR
Scheduled and charter services to the Grenadines and other Caribbean islands.
 
 

Destination Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: St. Vincent, Bequia (Bek-wee), Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent and Union Island.
Links to accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, cruising, diving, tours and much more.


St Vincent & The Grenadines
The official travel and tourism web site, published by the Department of Tourism.


Bequia
Bequia Tourism Association
Information on the tiny island of Bequia.
Bequia Guide
Island & Holiday Directory for the island of Bequia.
Bequiasweet.com
A site dedicated to Bequia the BIG little island.

Grenadines.Net
Island guide to the Grenadines.
ScubaMom's St. Vincent & the Grenadines Introduction and Links


Visit St. Vincent & the Grenadines
SVG online travel guide.


Hotels
St.Vincent and the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association
Site includes a SVG Guide, Events & Activities, a Photo Gallery
and Members Listing.

 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information
part of Tobago Cays
Tobago Cays © svgtourism.com


Education

St. George's University
Kingstown Medical College, St. Vincent is part of St. George's University in Grenada.
 
 

Environment

Saint 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.
 
 

History

History of St Vincent
Read more about the Grenadines history.

St. Vincent History
Overview of St. Vincent's history by Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

 
Caribbean history SVG

Additional Information on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

BBC News Country Profile: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Cultural Profiles Project Canada: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


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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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