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Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines

Coordinates: 13°15′N 61°12′W / 13.250°N 61.200°W / 13.250; -61.200

Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Banner o Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines
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Coat o airms o Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines
Coat o airms
Motto: "Pax et Justitia" (Laitin)
"Peace an Juistice"
Location o Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines
CaipitalKingstown
13°10′N 61°14′W / 13.167°N 61.233°W / 13.167; -61.233
Lairgest ceetycapital
Offeecial leidsInglis
Ethnic groups
  • 66% African
  • 19% Mixed
  • 6.0% East Indian
  • 4.0% European
  • 2.0% Carib Amerindian
  • 3.0% ithers
Demonym(s)Vincentian, Vincy
GovrenmentPairlamentary democracy unner constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Frederick Ballantyne
Ralph Gonsalves
LegislaturHoose o Assembly
Unthirldom
27 October 1969
• frae the Unitit Kinrick
27 October 1979
Aurie
• Total
389 km2 (150 sq mi) (198th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2013 estimate
103,000[1] (196t)
• 2011 census
109,991
• Density
307/km2 (795.1/sq mi) (39t)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$1.259 billion[2]
• Per capita
$11,700[2]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Tot
$695 million[2]
• Per capita
$6,342[2]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.720[3]
heich · 97t
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zoneUTC-4
Drivin sideleft
Cawin code+1 784
ISO 3166 codeVC
Internet TLD.vc

Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines (pronounced /seɪnt ˈvɪnsənt æn ðə ɡrɛnəˈdiːnz/ (deprecatit template)) is a kintra in the Lesser Antilles chain, namely in the soothren portion o the Windward Islands, which lie at the soothren end o the eastren border o the Caribbean Sea whaur the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean. Its 389-square-kilometre (150 sq mi) territory consists o the main island o Saunt Vincent an the northren twa-thirds o the Grenadines, which are a chain o smawer islands stretchin sooth frae Saunt Vincent Island tae Grenada. Tae the north o St. Vincent lies St. Lucia, tae the east Barbados. Saunt Vincent an the Grenadines is densely populatit (ower 300 inhabitants/km2) wi its 120,000 fowk. Its caipital is Keengstoun, an aa its main port. The kintra haes a French an Breetish colonial history an is nou pairt o the Commonweel o Nations an CARICOM.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Central Intelligence Agency. "St Vincent and the Grenadines". The World Factbook. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  3. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.