Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a constitutional monarchy associated with the British Commonwealth. This island state is located in the Lesser Antilles, between the Caribbean Sea to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, north of Grenada, and south of Saint Lucia.
The state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is made up of the island of Saint Vincent and the northern Grenadines (Bequia, Petite Nevis, Quatre, Bettowia, Baliceaux, Mustique, Petite Mustique, Savan, Petite Canouan, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Union Island , Petit Saint Vincent, Palm Island). The capital is the city of Kingstown located along the southern coast of the island of Saint Vincent.
A LONG CHAIN OF IDYLLIC ISLANDS
Both Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are islands of volcanic nature. The almost completely mountainous island of Saint Vincent is dominated by the active volcano Soufrière (1,234 meters), the highest mountain in the country.
The economy of the islands is based on agriculture, mainly bananas, nutmeg, mace, coconuts, cotton, sugar cane and arrowroot (a particular type of starch, of which Saint Vincent is the main world producer) are grown. Other economic activities are breeding, financial activities and fishing. Tourism is growing, especially in the Grenadine Islands.
The island of Saint Vincent was discovered in 1498 by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage. But due to the aggressiveness of the Caribbean that inhabited it was not colonized by the Spaniards. Only at the beginning of the eighteenth century the island was occupied by the French who began to create plantations with the work of slaves transported from Africa. At the end of the 18th century, the island came under the control of the United Kingdom.
- Area: 389 sqkm. (Arable 28%, Pastures 5%, Forests and Woodlands 36%, Uncultivated and Unproductive 31%)
- Population: 110,000 (agg. 2018) (Blacks 82%, Mixed 14%, Asian 3%, Whites 1%).
- State Capital: Kingstown.
- Language: Official language is English. Spoken a Creole English.
- Religion: Protestant 80% (Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%), Catholic 13%.
- Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
- Time: UTC -4 hours.
ACCOMMODATIONS, APARTMENTS, B&B AND HOTELS
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