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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a chain of islands with a combined area of 389 square kilometers (150 square miles). The largest island is Saint Vincent, which is about 344 square kilometers (133 square miles) in area. Only the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines islands are part of the nation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Native Caribs inhabited the islands prior to the arrival of the Europeans, beginning with the French who first settled in 1719. The islands were ceded to Britain as part of the Treaty of Paris of 1763, recaptured by France in 1779, and returned to Britain in the 1783 Treaty of Versailles. Saint Vincent became an associate state of Britain in 1969, giving it some autonomy. The country was the last in the Windward Islands to become independence, which it gained in 1979.
The population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is estimated at about 120,000. The population is made up of about two-thirds Africans, 20 percent mixed, and smaller populations of East Indians, Portuguese, and natives.
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Last Updated On : April 25, 2013
St Vincent & Grenadines Facts
Latitude and Longitude13.1992° N, 61.2109° W
NationalitySaint Vincentian or Vincentian
Population109,365 (2011 Census)
Area 389 sq km
GDP - Per Capita (PPP) $11,900 (2012 est.)
GDP - Real Growth Rate1.2% (2012 est.)
Time Zone (UTC-4)
Area Code+1 784
International AirportArgyle International Airport
Ethnic Groupsblack, mixed,.East Indian
National DayIndependence Day, 27 October (1979)
National AnthemSaint Vincent Land so Beautiful