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St Vincent and the Grenadines Facts


What is the location of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is situated in Eastern Caribbean around hundred miles west to the country of Barbados.

How many islands does Saint Vincent and Grenadines comprise of ?
Saint Vincent and Grenadines comprises of 32 islands and cays. Out of which 9 are inhabited which includes mainland island of St. Vincent and the rest Grenadines islands namely Bequia, Young Island, Mustique, Union Island, Canouan, Petit St Vincent, Mayreau and Palm Island.

What is the area and population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines covers a total area of 150 square miles and there are 103,000 people inhabiting the nation as per the 2013 estimates.

What is the capital of the country ?
The capital city is Kingstown which is also the largest city of the country.

How many airports are there on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
The island-country has five airports, namely, E.T Joshua on the island St Vincent, J.F Mitchell Airport on the island Bequia, and the remaining three on the islands of Mustique, Union Island, and Canouan.

When was Saint Vincent and the Grenadines discovered ?
St. Vincent and the Grenadines was discovered by Christopher Columbus in the year 1498.

What are the two famous drinks of the country ?
Hairoun Beera and the Sunset rum are the two very famous local drinks of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

What is King’s Hill Reserve ?
One of the oldest forest reserves of the west located in Saint Vincent and Grenadines is the King’s Hill Reserve which was established in the year 1791. The forest reserve is inhabited by more than 26 identified species of tree and shrubs.

What currency is used in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
The currency used in the nation is Eastern Caribbean Dollar.

What are the main industries of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
Agriculture and Tourism are the only two prominent industries.

How is the tourism industry of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
Tourism is one of the most flourishing industry of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Due to its hospitality the county has won several awards in the areas of hospitality and tourism. In 2009, it won the annual award of Best Sailing & Yachting Island of The Year.

Apart from this, the island-country is also popular spot for destination weddings and honeymoon. In the years 2007 and 2008 the nation also won the Best Honeymoon Island of The Year, which is presented by the Caribbean Travel World Awards annually.

Also, the famous movie trilogy ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ was completely shot in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

What is the type of Government that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has ?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a Parliamentary democracy under the constitutional monarchy.

What’s the national dish of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
The national dish of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Fried Jackfish & Roasted Breadfruit.

Who is the first National Hero of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
Joseph Chatoyer who was the paramount chief of Black Caribs was declared as the first ever National Hero of the country on 14 March 2002.

What is the highest point of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
The highest point of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is La Soufrière. The mountain with an elevation of 4,049 feet (1,234 metres) is also the highest peak in the nation. Also, Soufrière is an active and stratovolcano which last erupted in the year of 1979.

What are Botanic Gardens ?
The Botanic Gardens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is situated in the capital city of Kingstown. The Botanic Gardens is one the earliest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere whereas the oldest in tropical world.

What are the main exports and imports of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ?
The main exports of the nation are packaged flour, packages rice, bananas and root crops like eddoes and dasheens. The main imports of the country are food and beverages, machinery and transport equipments, and fuels and chemicals. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines main import market is US and countries like Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago whereas the major export destinations are UK, US, and countries like Saint Lucia, Barbados, and Trinidad & Tobago.

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Last Updated : October 01, 2014



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