St. Vincent and the Grenadines Overview
Its an island country in the Lesser Antilles Island arc. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lies to the west of Barbados south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, an island arc of the Caribbean Sea. The islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines include the main island of Saint Vincent 344 km and the northern 2/3 of the Grenadines 45 km. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a densely populated country with approximately 120,000 inhabitants.
The island is volcanic and includes little level ground. The windward side of the island is very rocky and steep, while the leeward side has more sandy beaches and bays.The highest peak is La Soufrière volcano at 1,234 m (4,049 ft).
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The islands lie in the tropical trade wind zone and a pleasant climate all year round, with a yearly average temperature of 26c. The average yearly rainfall on St Vincent is 231cm, although in mountainous areas it averages more than 380cm a year. During the dry season in St Vincent, which runs from January to May, rain falls for an average of only six days. In January the average daily high is 29ºC and the nightly low is 22ºC.
May or June to December is the rainy season. In July, the wettest month, the average high is 30ºC, while the nightly low is 24ºC.
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The Tobago Cays are an archipelago comprising five small uninhabited islands - Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradol, Petit Tobac and Jamesby - located in the Southern Grenadines. The Tobago Cays are now the key element of the Tobago Cays Marine Park, a national park and wildlife preserve run by the St.Vincent and the Grenadines government.
La Soufrière violently erupted in 1718, 1812, 1902, 1971, and 1979. The eruption of May 7, 1902, just hours before the eruption of Mount Pelée on Martinique, killed 1,680 people. The death zone, where almost all persons were killed, was close to entirely Carib.
Palm Island in the Grenadines is a tiny island a mile from Union Island, and only accessible by boat. It has an area of 135 acres (0.55 km 2) and has five beaches.
The St Vincent and the Grenadines Botanic Gardens is located in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere (preceded only by Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia) and perhaps the oldest in the tropical world. Conservation of rare species of plants has been practiced here since 1765.
Port Elizabeth within Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Byahaut Bat Cave is a coastal cave in the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent on the Western Coast.
The official website of the iconic Cotton House, the renowned boutique hotel situated on the exclusive private island Caribbean island of Mustique.
Mayreau is the smallest inhabited island of the Grenadines, with an area of about 1.5 sq. miles and a population of about 300. The population is centered in an unnamed village, located on a hilltop in the south-west of the island. It is an isolated community, accessible only by boat.
Mesopotamia is a town in eastern inland Saint Vincent, in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is located to the southeast of Richland Park, and to the west of Peruvian Vale. Scott, C. R. (ed.) (2005) Insight guide: Caribbean (5th edition). London: Apa Publications.
When slavery was abolished, people still relied on farming and fishing. As a result, a lot of men went to sea to work on freighters to support their families. Union Island was the centre of some political unrest in the late 1970s when a group of residents were in favour of secession from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and merger with southern neighbour Grenada.
In the time of slavery, Barrouallie was the center of a sugar cane-growing area on the leeward coast of Saint Vincent, with a number of flourishing estates on the nearby volcanic slopes. It was renowned for its beautiful little Anglican Church with a distinguished bell tower and black and white marble tiles (brought as ballast on the sugar ships) on the floor of its interior.
Petit St. Vincent, known locally as PSV, is an island 40 statute miles (60 km) south of St. Vincent in the Grenadine islands. The entire island operates as a luxury resort, with 22 one- and two-bedroom bluff cottages and luxury villas, and is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotel chain.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kingstown ( Latin: Dioecesis Regalitanus ) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean. The diocese comprises the entirety of the nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Canouan (pronounced "can - ah - wan") is an island in the Grenadines Islands belonging to St Vincent. It is a small island, measuring only 3.5 miles (5.6 km) by 1.25 miles (2 km). The population is about 1,200 people. A barrier reef runs along the Atlantic side of the island.