Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 389 km²

Geography – collection of volcanic, mountainous islands

Language – English, French patois

Religion – Protestant 75%, Roman Catholic 13%, other 12%


Monetary Unit
– East Caribbean dollar

Natural Resources – hydropower, arable land

Agriculture – bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices; small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats; fish

Industry – tourism; food processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Map

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population – 102,627 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate -0.28%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.09

Capital City – Kingstown (27,000)

Highest Mountain – La Soufriere (1,234 m)

Longest River – Colonarie River

Climate – tropical, hot, 25°C to 37°C

Yearly Rainfall – 230 cm mostly May to December

 

Plant Life – breadfruit, guaiac tree, mangosteen fruit tree

Animal Life – iguana, St. Vincent black snake

Bird Life – Caribbean eleania, trembler, bananaquit, Antillean crested hummingbird, St Vincent parrot, black hawk, cocoa thrush, red-capped green tanager, green heron

Marine Life – lobster, conch, turtles, whales, great white shark, dolphins

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/saint_vincent_and_the_grenadines.htm. Last accessedTuesday, July 19, 2016

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