St. Vincent Guide

St. Vincent Guide

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Country Information

Country name Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Official name Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Capital Kingstown
Continent North America
Area 388 km2
Population 109,000 (2013)
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
Official language English
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%

Country overview

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.

Country data

Location: Caribbean

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

Capital: Kingstown

Districts: 6
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.

Customs regulations

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.

Travel advice

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

Land use:

  • Usable land: 10%
  • Grain cultivation: 18%
  • Pasture area: 5%
  • Forests: 36%
  • other: 31%
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