Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are a group of islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. Covering a total area of 389 sq km and with 84 km of coastline, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ terrain is volcanic and mountainous. The country is divided into 6 parishes: Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George and Saint Patrick. Kingstown is the capital, with a time difference of 4 hours behind that of GMT. The currency is the East Caribbean dollar, and exports include bananas, arrowroot (starch), nutmeg, mace and coconuts. The population of approximately 105,000 people has an ethnic mix including 66% black and 19% mixed race. The primary language is English, and the predominant religion is Christianity.