Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Information of

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines comprises 32 islands and cays, 9 of which are inhabited.


This archipelagic country is located between St Lucia, which is 24 miles to the north, and Grenada, which is 75 miles to the south. Barbados is 100 miles to the east. These islands lie between North and South America.


389 km2 (150 sq mi)


Tropical: little seasonal temperature variation


Volcanic, Mountainous

Geographic coordinates

13 15 N, 61 12 W


La Soufrière






Eastern Caribbean Dollar USD $1 - XCD $2.67

History of

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a magnificent chain of islands in the Eastern Caribbean that has nurtured human societies for 5000 years. During that time, successive migrants from South America, Africa, Europe and Asia have made Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) their home. SVG has therefore been the scene of titanic struggles on issues ranging from national sovereignty, slavery, freedom, equal rights, women’s rights and racism to deeper reflections on the inherent dignity and permanent value of our shared humanity. The major milestones in this history are clear. By 1800 SVG was fully incorporated within the British Empire. On 27th October, 1979 modern Vincentians reclaimed their independence from Britain. Today, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines stands proudly and respectfully with the uncompromised and shared humanity of the nations of the world.

Economy of

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The most important sectors of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ economy are agriculture, and tourism. The island grows a wide variety of root crops, fruits and vegetables. Root crops such as dasheen, yam, sweet potatoes and eddoes are exported to a number of countries around the world. The major markets for these products are nearby Caribbean islands such as the Republics of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.

There is a growing fishing industry, both offshore and inland, that produces for local consumption as well as for export to other Caribbean islands and to the United States, particularly to locations on the Eastern seaboard, such as Miami and New York City. Lobster, conch, tuna, and swordfish are the main seafoods exported. 

The services sector, based mostly on a growing tourism industry, has improved since the construction of the Argyle International Airport. This has provided greater accessibility to the country via Miami, New York, London, and Toronto. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is known for its lovely beaches, great sailing waters, sport fishing and award-winning yachting facilities.

Although tourism and other services have continued to make significant contributions to the economy after the demise of the banana industry, the construction sector, manufacturing and offshore financial sector are also important to SVG’s development. The manufacturing industry focuses on the milling of rice and flour, distilling rum and on the production of beer.

Tourism of

SVG & The Grenadines
32 gorgeous Caribbean Islands and Cays

From St. Vincent’s lush tropical rainforest full of eco-adventures, to the idyllic beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons of the Grenadines, SVG is a tropical paradise for yachting, scuba diving, enjoying nature, and relaxing in luxurious hideaways. Escape a hectic lifestyle. Live your dreams in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Get the true ‘Vincy’ experience!

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