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:


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