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___ Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesDestination 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 | Hairoun
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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: Sat-Mar-8 12:00
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 1,219 meters (4,000 ft.).
Climate: Tropical; rainy season (May to November)
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.
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 website of the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Embassy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
SVG mission to the US, Washington DC.
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.
Saint Vincent © svgtourism.com
PDF news with international and Caribbean latest headlines.
Newspaper St. Vincent and the Grenadines:
National newspaper of SVG.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation, Ltd.
Music and news.
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.
Eastern Caribbean Central
SVG is ECCB Member.
Serves the Grenadines and other Caribbean islands.
Scheduled and charter services to the Grenadines and other Caribbean islands.
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 Tourism Association
Information on the tiny island of Bequia.
Island & Holiday Directory for the island of Bequia.
A site dedicated to Bequia the BIG little island.
Island guide to the Grenadines.
ScubaMom's St. Vincent & the Grenadines Introduction and Links
Visit St. Vincent & the Grenadines
SVG online travel guide.
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
Tobago Cays © svgtourism.com
St. George's University
Kingstown Medical College, St. Vincent is part of St. George's University in Grenada.
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.
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Read more about the Grenadines history.
St. Vincent History
Overview of St. Vincent's history by Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
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