Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
in Caribbean
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - XCD
Spoken languages:
English, French
Local electricity:
110 V / 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: A, B, G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G
ISO 2-Letter code:
VC
Internet top level domain:
.vc
Country phone prefix:
+1-784
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with its capital Kingstown is located in North America (Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 390 square kilometers (twice the size of Washington, DC) with a population of 102,089. English and French are the languages spoken by people in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. There are no land based border this country shares with any other country.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesis an island nation in the Caribbean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. Bananas and other agricultural products remain the staple of this lower-middle income country's economy. Although tourism and other services have been growing moderately in recent years, the government has been ineffective at introducing new industries. The island is relatively small, but the mountainous landscape makes it difficult to get around. The main highways run along the coasts and as such it is necessary to drive around the whole of the island to get from one side to the other.

Popular Destinations in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Administrative regions of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

About the country

The terrain is volcanic, mountainous. The average density of population is about 262 per km². The climate in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines can be described as tropicallittle seasonal temperature variation, rainy season (May to November). Possible natural disasters include hurricanes, La Soufriere (1,234 m) on the island of Saint Vincent last erupted in 1979; the island of Saint Vincent is part of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends from Saba in the north to Grenada in the south and La Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is a constant threat.

To reach someone Saint Vincent and the Grenadines dial +1-784 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".vc". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 110 V / 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: A, B, G). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is XCD.

Three vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold (double width), and green; the gold band bears three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern, which stands for Vincent; the diamonds recall the islands as "the Gems of the Antilles" and are set slightly lowered in the gold band to reflect the nation's position in the Antilles; blue conveys the colors of a tropical sky and crystal waters, yellow signifies the golden Grenadine sands, and green represents lush vegetation.

Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the UK for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 204) 389sq km
Land (World Rank: 200) 389sq km
Forest (World Rank: 156) 5.10%
Comparative twice the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
84
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 153) 1,234m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 144) 25.60%
Arable (World Rank: 91) 12.80%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 44) 7.70%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 156) 5.10%
Irrigated land (World Rank: 168) 10sq km
Map reference
Central America and the Caribbean
Environment
Issues
  • - in some areas
  • - pollution is severe enough to make swimming prohibitive
  • - pollution of coastal waters and shorelines from discharges by pleasure yachts and other effluents
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Environmental Modification
  • - Hazardous Wastes
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Marine Dumping
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Ship Pollution
  • - Whaling
Hazzards
  • - hurricanes
  • - La Soufriere (1,234 m) on the island of Saint Vincent last erupted in 1979; the island of Saint Vincent is part of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends from Saba in the north to Grenada in the south
  • - La Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is a constant threat
Location
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Climate
tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
Terrain
volcanic, mountainous

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 193) 102,089
Deathrate (World Rank: 117) 0.73%
Birthrate (World Rank: 147) 1.32%
Growthrate (World Rank: 207) -0.25%
Migration rate (World Rank: 173) -0.84%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 147) 1.80%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 80) 33.80
Female (World Rank: 90) 33.40
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 194) 10,970
0 14 female (World Rank: 192) 10,779
15 24 male (World Rank: 191) 8,226
15 24 female (World Rank: 191) 8,080
25 54 male (World Rank: 190) 22,608
25 54 female (World Rank: 194) 20,939
55 64 male (World Rank: 192) 5,595
55 64 female (World Rank: 193) 5,272
65 x male (World Rank: 194) 4,515
65 x female (World Rank: 195) 5,105
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 121) 1.20%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 102) 76years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 116) 78years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 91) 74years
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 34) 5.20
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 134) 76.10%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 64) 23.70%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 110) 95.10%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 192) 155,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 195) 144,200,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 81) 83.30%
Source nuclear (World Rank: 100) 14.60%
Source renew (World Rank: 114) 2.10%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 196) 1,600bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 192) 1,519bbl / day
Carbon footprint
300000

Nation

Budget
Education (World Rank: 65) 5% of GDP
Health (World Rank: 46) 9% of GDP
National symbol
Saint Vincent parrot
National colours
green
Adjective
Saint Vincentian or Vincentian
Noun
Saint Vincentian(s) or Vincentian(s)
Background
Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the UK for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.
Flag description
three vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold (double width), and green; the gold band bears three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern, which stands for Vincent; the diamonds recall the islands as "the Gems of the Antilles" and are set slightly lowered in the gold band to reflect the nation's position in the Antilles; blue conveys the colors of a tropical sky and crystal waters, yellow signifies the golden Grenadine sands, and green represents lush vegetation

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 201) 1,232,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 178) 0.80%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 132) 11,200USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 110) 7.10%
Source industry (World Rank: 167) 17.40%
Source service (World Rank: 40) 75.40%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 186) 57,520
Products
Industries
  • - cement
  • - clothing
  • - food processing
  • - furniture
  • - starch
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - cattle
  • - coconuts
  • - fish
  • - goats
  • - pigs
  • - sheep
  • - spices
  • - sweet potatoes
Exports
  • - arrowroot starch
  • - bananas
  • - dasheen (taro)
  • - eddoes
  • - tennis racquets
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - equipment
  • - fertilizers
  • - foodstuffs
  • - fuels
  • - machinery
  • - minerals

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 175) 20,550
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 91) 20.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 108) 110.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 189) 53,000
Population (World Rank: 120) 51.80%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 144) 5.00
Airports unpaved (World Rank: 185) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 189) 829
Paved length (World Rank: 158) 580
Unpaved length (World Rank: 140) 249.00