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Basic Facts
Country name conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Gevernment typeparliamentary democracy
Capital name: Kingstown
geographic coordinates: 13 09 N, 61 14 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionthree vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold (double width), and green; the gold band bears three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Internet country code.vc
Ports and terminalsKingstown
Agriculture productsbananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices; small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats; fish
Industriesfood processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch
Geography
LocationCaribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates13 15 N, 61 12 W
ContinentCentral America and the Caribbean
Area total: 389 sq km (Saint Vincent 344 sq km)
land: 389 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline84 km
Climatetropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
Terrainvolcanic, mountainous
Natural resourceshydropower, cropland
Natural hazardshurricanes; Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is a constant threat
People
Population117,848 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 7%
ReligionsAnglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant
LanguagesEnglish, French patois

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