Where is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

Located in the Caribbean, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines disputes Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a North American country covering 389.00 km2. This makes it the 12th smallest country in the world and twice the size of Washington, DC. Its geographic coordinates are 13 15 N, 61 12 W and Kingstown is the capital city.

It was named Saint Vincent after Saint Vincent of Saragossa by Christopher Columbus.

Its ISO code is VC.

Geography

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is La Soufriere which is 1,234m above tall.

It has a tropical climate with a rainy season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. Its terrain is mostly volcanic and mountainous.

Population

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a population of 102,350 making it the 194th largest in the world. The majority of the population is concentrated in and around Kingstown.

English is the official language, while French patois is also widely spoken. The majority of the population is reported as black, mixed, or East Indian. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian.

The dialing code for the country is -783.

Government

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1979. Its constitution was last ratified in 1979.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines's GDP is $1,241,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,300.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 200th largest economy and its citizens the 129th richest in the world. The currency of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is the Dollar (XCD).

Its major export partners are Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, and Barbados. Its main exports are bananas, eddoes, and dasheen. Its major import partners are Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Singapore. Its major imports include foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017