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Wikipedia: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent sovereign state of the Caribbean, part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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National motto: Xxxxx
Offician language English
Capital Kingstown
Queen Elizabeth II
Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel Ballantyne
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 182nd
389 kmē
Negligible
Population
 - Total (July 2003 est)
 - Density
Ranked 176th
116,812
300/km²
 - Autonomy
 - Independence
1969
1979
Currency East Caribbean dollar
Internet TLD .VC
Calling Code1

History

Main article: History of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Disputed between France and Great Britain in the 18th century, Saint Vincent was ceded to the latter in 1783. Autonomy was granted in 1969, and independence in 1979.

See also: Treaty of Paris (1763)

Politics

Main article: Politics of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Parishes

Main article: Parishes of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is divided into 6 parishes: Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick.

Geography

Main article: Geography of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Economy

Main article: Economy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Agriculture, dominated by banana production, is the most important sector of this lower-middle-income economy. The services sector, based mostly on a growing tourist industry, is also important. The government has been relatively unsuccessful at introducing new industries, and a high unemployment rate of 22% continues. The continuing dependence on a single crop represents the biggest obstacle to the islands' development; tropical storms wiped out substantial portions of crops in both 1994 and 1995. The tourism sector has considerable potential for development over the next decade. Recent growth has been stimulated by strong activity in the construction sector and an improvement in tourism. There is a small manufacturing sector and a small offshore financial sector whose particularly restrictive secrecy laws have caused some international concern.

Demographics

Main article: Demographics of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Culture

Main article: Culture of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Holidays
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See also: Music of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Miscellaneous topics

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