SAINT
VINCENT
AND THE
GRENADINES
Updated 06 September 2012
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are an island chain nation located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American
Continent, with a population of 103,537, making it the 19
3rd largest national population. Its capital and largest city
is
Kingstown with a total population of 25,418. The country encompasses 389 square kilometers making it the
200th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through
heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor General Sir Fredrick
Nathaniel Ballantyne. Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that
status following legislative elections, when the leader of the majority party is usually appointed prime minister by the
governor general.  Its form of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution on 27th of October 1979.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English and French Patois. It counts among its major religions
Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Hindu, Seventh Day Adventist and other Protestant. As sources of mass
communication it has 1 AM, 6 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are La Soufriere, its highest point at 1,234 meters and the Caribbean Sea, its lowest
point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Caribbean Sea, which measures 84 kilometers of coastline servicing
multiple ports.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food processing, cement,
furniture, clothing and starch. Its official currency is the East Caribbean Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Walilabou Bay on Saint Vincent
Island was used as the primary location for the first two “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.
Canouan Island
Kingstown- Saint
Vincent and the
Grenadines' capital
and largest city
La Soufriere- Saint
Vincent and the
Grenadines' highest
point
St. George's Cathedral
View from Saint
Vincent of the
Caribbean Sea- Saint
Vincent and the
Grenadines' lowest
point and principle
waterway
Walilabou Bay on Saint
Vincent- where
"Pirates of the
Caribbean" was filmed
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Chateauelair on Saint
Vincent Island
Lambi- a traditional
conch stew of Saint
Vincent and the
Grenadines
Petit Saint Vincent
Island- the
southernmost island of
the Grenadines chain
Traditional dress of
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Port Elizabeth on
Bequia Island
Mustique Island
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Fancy on Saint
Vincent- the
northernmost point of
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Georgetown on saint
Vincent- the
easternmost point of
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Mayreau Island
Union Island- the
westernmost point of
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines