Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Country Information
|Country name||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Official name||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Foundation of a state||27/10/1979|
|The highest mountains||Soufriere 1234 m|
|State system||a constitutional monarchy with a unicameral parliament|
|The biggest cities||Kingstown (capital) 38,000|
|Ethnicity/National Composition||blacks 66%, mulattoes 19%, Indians 5.5%, whites 3.5%, Zambians 2%, others 4%|
|Religious affiliation||Protestants 82%, Roman Catholics 11%, others 7%|
|Currency||1 East Caribbean dollar (EC$) = 100 cents|
|gross domestic product (GDP)||US$11,768 (2012)|
|Average life expectancy of the population||73.85 years (2006)|
|Structure of GDP||agriculture, forestry and fishing 17.5%, mining and industry 15%, construction 9.5%, services 58%|
According to Abbreviationfinder, the island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is part of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles and includes almost all of the smaller Grenadine islands in addition to the main island.
Time zone: CET – 6 (during summer time: CET – 7)
Total area: 389 km²
Land area: 389 km²
Water area: 0 km²
Length of the state border: 0 km
Coastline: 84 km
Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick
Electricity: 110, 220 V / 50, 60 Hz
Telephone code: 00 1784 (Source: Allcitycodes)
Highest point: Soufriere 1,234 m
Population: approx. 103,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)
Population growth: -0.3% per year
Population density (residents per km²): 265
Life expectancy: 73 (male), 77 (female)
Official language: English
The climate is tropical to subtropical. The first three months of the year are the dry season.
The rainy season lasts from the beginning of June to mid-November. With at least 65% the humidity is very high all year round.
Currency / finance
Currency unit: East Caribbean dollar (EC $)
Classification: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
ATMs: Available in larger cities.
International credit cards: These are accepted in many hotels and shops. However, many businesses also insist on cash payments.
Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts. The export is limited to the amount of the declared import. There is an obligation to declare.
The following may be carried duty-free:
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 g tobacco
- 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
- small amounts of perfume
(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)
Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.
Jewelry and sports equipment must be declared at customs upon entry.
In some regions of the Eastern Caribbean, there are occasional robberies on ships near the coast. Do not take unknown guests on board and pay attention to your own safety, especially at night.
The months June to November are cyclone season. In addition to high winds, the tropical storms often bring with them heavy rains. Occasionally there are landslides through the softened soil.
Agriculture employs most of the population and generates most of the gross national product.
Industries: building materials, food production
Natural resources: agricultural land, hydropower
- Usable land: 10%
- Grain cultivation: 18%
- Pasture area: 5%
- Forests: 36%
- other: 31%