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St Vincent and The Grenadines are 2 of the Windward Islands who form one country in the south of North America.

St Vincent and The Grenadines are bordered in the west by the Caribbean Sea and in the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

The land is mountainous and volcanic.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of St Vincent and The Grenadines, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 13 15N
Longitude - 61 12W

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About

Check the weather in Arnos Vale, which is just south of the capital, now.


This is the time in Kingstown now


stvincent The St Vincent and The Grenadines flag is 3 vertical stripes of blue, on the flag pole side, gold and green with the gold stripe being of double width. The gold band has 3 green diamonds arranged in a V representing Vincent. The blue is for the sky, the gold for the golden sands and the green for the lush vegetation

The capital of St Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown, on St Vincent.

St Vincent and The Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy with a Prime Minister as head of government. The British monarch is Head of State represented by a governor general.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in St Vincent and The Grenadines is the East Caribbean dollar. St Vincent and The Grenadines is a member of the Commonwealth.

English is the official language.

Hear the National Anthem


These are the anthem words


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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in St Vincent and the Grenadines to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of St Vincent and The Grenadines is 389 sq kms which is the 21st largest in North America.

St Vincent and The Grenadines has no lakes, rivers and canals.

St Vincent and The Grenadines has no boundaries with other countries.

St Vincent and The Grenadines has a coastline of 84 kms which is the 23rd and shortest in North America.

The highest point in St Vincent and The Grenadines is La Soufriere at 1,234 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. stvincent
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People

The total population of St Vincent and The Grenadines is 102,350 people, making it the 20th largest country in North America by population.

Of this number 50,319 are females and 52,031 million are males.

A person from St Vincent and The Grenadines is called a Vincentian.

To be a citizen of St Vincent and The Grenadines you must be born in St Vincent or The Grenadines or one of your parents must be a citizen of St Vincent and The Grenadines. You have to live in St Vincent and The Grenadines for 7 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities, all in St Vincent, in St Vincent and The Grenadines, by population are:-

  • Kingstown 24,518 people
  • Georgetown 1,680
  • Bvera Village 1,365
  • Biabou 1,050
  • Barrouallie 1,000
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. stvincentEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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50.6% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in St Vincent and the Grenadines is 13.4 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in St Vincent and the Grenadines is 7.3 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 11.2 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 13.5 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 32.9 and for males is 33.2. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 10.8. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 9.3. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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St Vincent and the Grenadines spends 8.6% of its total income on health care.

We have no figures for the number of doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 5.2 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

23.7% of the population are estimated as obese.

95.1% of the urban population and 95.1% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

76.1% of the urban population and 76.1% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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St Vincent and The Grenadines releases 0.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 22nd highest in North America.
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Education

St Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.1% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 5 in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Primary education, which is not compulsory, is for seven years until age 12 and secondary education, again not compulsory, can continue till 17 with further secondary education lasting another two years.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms and starts in the first week of September and finishes at the end of June. There is usually a 2 week break at Christmas and Easter, and a one week break in the middle of each of the first two terms.

We have no figures for the number of people who are able to read and write by the age of 15.

33.8% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 41.4% are unemployed while with males 27.8% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in St Vincent and The Grenadines is 57,520.

stvincentThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
18.8% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 5 paved airports in St Vincent and The Grenadines, which is the 15th highest number in North America.
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There are no railways in St Vincent and The Grenadines.
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There are 580 kilometres of roads in St Vincent and The Grenadines, which means St Vincent and The Grenadines is in 20th place for the most kilometres of roads in North America.
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There is 1 major national newspaper in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

There are 113,000 mobile phone users.

24% of the people have a fixed landline.

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53,000 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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