Independence Year : 1979
Population : 114000
Life Expectancy : 72.3
Capital : 3066
GNP : 285.00
GNP Old : 0.00
Local Name : Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Government Form : Constitutional Monarchy
Location : Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, between St. Lucia and Grenada.
Terrain : Volcanic and mountainous, with the highest peak, Soufriere, rising to 1,219 meters (4,000 ft.).
Climate : Tropical; rainy season (May to November)
Ethnic Group : African descent (66%), mixed (19%), West Indian (6%), Carib Indian (2%).
Religions : Christian, Hindu
Official Website : www.gov.vc
Genral Information - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent part of the Windward Islands, the southern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies was colonized in 1762. France captured it in 1779 but returned it to Britain in 1783. The islands were formerly part of the British colony of the Windward Islands from 1871 to 1958. The nation gained full independence in 1979.
The Grenadines include 32 islands, the largest of which are Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, and Union. Some of the smaller islands are privately owned.