St. Vincent Area Code

+1 is the dialing code for St. Vincent.

The Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern part of the archipelago of the Grenadines. Full independence from the UK was achieved in 1979. Previously dominant banana exports have declined since the EU phased out favorable conditions. Sailors and divers like to go to the beautiful beaches of the Grenadines, but tourism is less developed than in other Caribbean countries. Unemployment is high and the problems are great with drug-related crime.

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Geography and climate

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Area Code

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small nation in the small Antilles desert chain that separates the Caribbean from the Atlantic. The country consists of the mountainous volcanic island of Saint Vincent and just over 30 smaller islands in the Grenadines archipelago.

The mountains of Saint Vincent are largely covered by tropical rainforests. The island, which makes up almost nine-tenths of the country’s surface, measures just under twice three miles. To the north is the country’s highest point, the volcano La Soufrière. The last eruption of the volcano occurred in 1979. The capital Kingstown is located on the coast to the south.

The Grenadines are located between Saint Vincent and Grenada, ten miles south. One third of the archipelago belongs to Grenada. Both countries are part of the Lovward Islands (Windward Islands) which make up the southern part of the Little Antilles.

Country Facts

Geography

Cultivated land 25.6 %
Land area 389 km 2

Population and health

Population development -0.28 ‰
Urban population (Urbanization) 50.6 %
Death rate 7.18 per 1000 residents
Life expectancy: Women 77.13 years
Life expectancy: Men 73.11 years
Birth rate 13.57 births per 1000 residents
HDI index 0.720
Population 102627
Infant mortality 12.69 deaths / 1000 births

Population Graph Source: Countryaah.com

Energy

Electricity, production 137 million kWh
Energy consumption per inhabitant kg. oil per resident
Natural gas, production million cubic meters
Crude oil, production million tons

Infrastructure

Internet users 72.7 per 100 residents
Mobile subscriptions 112 per 100 residents
Passenger cars 204 per 1000 residents

Business and economics

Unemployment 18.8% of the workforce
GDP 11000 per resident
Primary occupations 26 %
Secondary profession 17 %
Tertiary professions 57 %

Many of the Grenadines have beautiful sandy beaches with coral reefs outside. Seven of the islands belonging to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are inhabited: Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island and Petit Saint Vincent. (Sometimes eight islands are counted, but the eighth, Young Island, is just a few hundred meters outside Saint Vincent.)

The climate in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is tropical and it is quite hot all year round. The pass winds blowing from the northeast will give some coolness.

The rainy season is June-November. During the drier period it is somewhat cooler. The mountainous, central part of Saint Vincent gets more rainfall than the other parts. At least rain falls in the south.

The land is on the edge of the Atlantic Hurricane belt and often escapes the worst devastation that afflicts islands further north. But the risk of hurricanes and other natural disasters increases with climate change, and like all small islands, Saint Vincent is threatened by rising sea levels.

Surface

389 km2 (2018)

Time

Swedish –5 hours

Capital with number of residents

Kingstown 35,000 Residents with Suburbs (Sources: Allcitypopulation.com)

Other major cities

Georgetown 1,700 (estimated)

Highest mountain

La Soufrière (1234 m asl)

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