St. Vincent and the Grenadines are a group of islands located in the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Covering a total area of 389 sq. km (150 sq mi), the island country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines comprises of the larger St. Vincent Island and the northern Grenadine islands, along with some 32 islands and hundreds of islets, all stretching southward (about 48 miles) to the country of Grenada.
As observed on the physical map of the country above, the larger island of St. Vincent is volcanic in origin and has rugged mountainous terrain covered by lush forests with very little level ground. On the island, there are a few very small rivers that drain the mountain slopes.
Marked on the map above is the island’s as well as the country's highest peak - Mt. Soufrière. It is 4,048 ft. (1234 m) tall and located in the northern part of St. Vincent Islands.
The Grenadines include the main islands of Bequia, Balliceau, Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique, Isle D'Quatre, Petit Saint Vincent, and Union Island, and over 600 rocky islets, all low-lying and ringed by coral reefs.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is administratively divided into 6 parishes. The parishes situated in St. Vincent island are: Charlotte, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George and Saint Patrick. The Grenadines parish is a part of Grenadines islands.
Covering a total area of 369 sq. km, the island country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, comprises of the larger St. Vincent Island and the northern Grenadine islands along with some 32 islands and hundreds of islets.
Located on the south western coast of St. Vincent island, overlooking the Kingstown Harbour is, Kingstown – the capital, the largest and the most populous city of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is the chief port and an important economic and commercial center of the island country.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a multi-island nation and a part of the Windward islands in the southern Lesser Antilles in eastern Caribbean Sea. The islands are positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. St. Vincent Island is situated to the southwest of Saint Lucia; to the west of Barbados and to the northeast of Grenada. St. Vincent and the Grenadines also shares maritime borders with Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.
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|Legal Name||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|13 08 N, 61 13 W|
|Independence||27 October 1979 (from the UK)|
|Total Area||389.00 km2|
|Land Area||389.00 km2|
|Water Area||0.00 km2|
|Total Border||0.0 km|
|Climate||Tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (may to november)|
|Coordinates||13 15 N, 61 12 W|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||1,234 m|
|Ethnic Groups||African descent 71.2%, mixed 23%, indigenous 3%, East Indian/Indian 1.1%, European 1.5%, other .2% (2012 est.)|
|Languages||English, Vincentian Creole English, French patois|
|Religions||Protestant 75% (Pentecostal 27.6%, Anglican 13.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 11.6%, Baptist 8.9%, Methodist 8.7%, Evangelical 3.8%, Salvation Army .3%, Presbyterian/Congregational .3%), Roman Catholic 6.3%, Rastafarian 1.1%, Jehovah's Witness 0.8%, other 4.7%, none 7.5%, unspecified 4.7% (2012 est.)|
|Currency||East Caribbean dollars (XCD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$7,463.54|
|Exports||Bananas, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets|
This page was last updated on November 11, 2020