St. Vincent

Geography:

  • Location:
    • Independent state, West Indies, consisting of the island of Saint Vincent and the northern islands of the Grenadines group. Part of the Windward Islands group in the South-Eastern Caribbean Sea, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies south of Saint Lucia and North of Grenada.
  • Area:
    • Total: 389 sq km (Saint Vincent 344 sq km)
    • Water: 0 sq km
    • Land: 389 sq km
  • Coastline:
    • 84 km
  • Maritime Claims:
    • Contiguous Zone: 24 nm
    • Territorial Sea: 12 nm
    • Exclusive Economic Zone: 200 nm
    • Continental Shelf: 200 nm
  • Natural Resources:
    • Hydropower, Cropland

Government:

  • Country name:
    • conventional short form: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Government type: parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth
  • Capital: Kingstown
  • Administrative divisions: 6 parishes; Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick
  • International organization participation: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ITU, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WTrO

Economy:

  • Inflation rate (consumer prices): -0.4% (2001 est.)
  • Industries: food processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch
  • Agriculture - products: bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices; small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats; fish
  • Exports: $53.7 million (2000 est.)
  • Exports - commodities: bananas 39%, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch, tennis racquets
  • Imports: $185.6 million (2000 est.)
  • Imports - commodities: foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fertilizers, minerals and fuels
  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

National Policy:

  • Marine Affairs Policy
  • Marine Science & Research Policy
  • Coastal Area Policy
  • Environment Policy

Institutional Structure:

      Fisheries Department. Ministry of Agriculture & Industry

 

      Kingston, St.Vincent & the Grenadines

 

      Telephone: 8094572070 Fax: 8094571688



      Government Ministries

 

      Office of the Prime Minister

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 809 456 1703 Fax: 809 457 2152



      Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Information

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 809 465 2060 Fax: 809 465 2610



      Ministry of Finance

 

      Government Complex

 

      Queen Elizabeth Highway

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 809 456 1343 Fax: 809 457 2943



      Ministry of Planning

 

      Administrative Building

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 1 809 457 1746 Fax: 1 809 456 2430



      Ministry of Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs

 

      Government Complex

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 1 809 456 1223 Fax: 1 809 457 2880



      Ministry of Education, Culture, Women's Affairs and Ecclesiastical Affairs

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 1 809 457 1104 Fax: 1 809 457 1114



      Ministry of Agriculture and Labour

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 1 809 457 2934 Fax: 1 809 457 1688



      Ministry of Communications and Works

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 1 809 457 2031 Fax: 1 809 456 2168



      Ministry of Health and the Environment

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 1 809 457 2586 Fax: 1 809 457 2684



      Ministry of Housing, Youth, Local government and Community Development

 

      Kingstown, St Vincent & the Grenadines, WI

 

      Tel: 1 809 457 1401



National Focal Point for IOCARIBE

      Ms. Michelle Forbes

 

      National Emergency Management Organization NEMO

 

      Ministry of National Security

 

      VC0100 Kingstown, St Vincent

 

      Tel: (1-784) 4562975

 

      Fax: (1-784) 4561691


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For more information about Saint Vincent and the Grenadines visit their Central Intelligence Agency Factsheet.