map of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines SAINT VINCENT and The GRENADINES

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
country code ISO: VC //; - FIPS: VC
location: Central America, West Indies, Caribbean, Lesser Antilles
time zone: -4 UT
surface (land) area: 388 sq.km = 150 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 13° N / East/West: 61° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Caribbean Sea
climate: tropical Caribbean
Government
independent since: 1979-10-27
type of government: federative republic within the United Kingdom
capital: Kingstown
administrative division: parish (3) or - for statistical/electoral purposes - constituency (13)
Population
population according to the latest census (1991): 106,499
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 115,461 /-; 2001: 115,942
population density: 298 per sq.km = 771 per sq.mi
population growth: 1% //; - doubling time: 39 years
birth rate: 18 - 22 per 1000
death rate: 6 per 1000
fertility rate: 3 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 19 per 1000
life expectancy: 73 years (male: 71; female: 74)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 32% //; - 15-59 years: 60% //; - 60+ years: 8%
urbanisation: 55% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: black 66%; mulatto 19%; East Indian 5,5%; white (mainly Portuguese) 3,5%; Amerindian 2%; other 4%
languages: English (official); French patois
religious affiliation: Protestant 76% (Anglican 36%; Methodist 20%); Roman Catholic 10%; other/non-religious 14%
Health
daily food intake: 2554 calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician: 2708
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 96%
school enrolment: secondary education: 8%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 1,5%
adult literacy: 82 - 96% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 2%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 2120 per capita
GNI USD 2720 per capita //; - [ppp: 5210]
GDP growth: 3%
income: USD 1730 per capita
import: USD 130 per capita //; - export: USD 50 per capita
trade: USD 1800 per capita //; - or 63% of GDP
trade partners: GB US TT BB
human development index: 0,748 //; - position of the country in the world no.: ca 70
female labour force: 36%
unemployment: 22%
tourism: 0,07 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 28% //; - grass land: 5% //; - wooded area: 36% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 28% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 17%
agricultural products: bananas, coconuts, taro (eddoes and dasheens), sweet potatoes, plantains
livestock (1000's): asses: 1 / cattle: 6,2 / goats: 6 / pigs: 9,5 / poultry: 200 / sheep: 13
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 7% //; - part of industry in GDP: 25%
industrial products: food processing & beverages, cement, furniture, clothing
mining products: none
CO2 emission per capita: 1,4
services: labour force: 68% //; - part of services in GDP: 58%
energy use (kg per capita): 199
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 1109 km //; - of which paved: 31% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 50 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 85 - 209 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 565 - 690 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 79 - 162 per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office: 2680
personal computers: 106 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Soufrière Mountains 1234 m, Richmond Peak 1074, a nameless peak 1021, Grand Bonum 974
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: a few small rivers only to drain the mountain slopes; like Colonarie
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the administrative division
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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