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Extractions: A Brief History St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent state with a stable, democratic government. Formerly part of the British colony of the Windward Islands from 1871 to 1969, it became a British Associated State for 10 years prior to full independence in 1979. The governmental system is based on the British system. English, with a unique Vincentian / British accent is spoken throughout the islands. The British era of the islands' history covers only a short period of time. Archaeologists' research name the prehistoric settlements in the Grenadines as the last intact chronological evidence of South American cultures migration to the area. Buried in the scrub and soil, the Archaeologists found a great diversity of ceramic styles from these migrations. Roughly hewn stone and shell tools and axes made by stone-age men more than 7000 years ago are found in the islands. These tools belonged to a group of hunter-gatherers, the Ciboneys, who explored and lived on the islands eating fruit and berries, seashells and the pink conch. More than 200 years before Christ, another culture travelling in 50 foot dugout canoes arrived in these islands. The Arawaks carried fire-burners, animals and plants. During a 1500 year period the West Indian islands were peaceful, but the peaceful Arawaks could not survive the invasion of the Caribs who killed the men and carried off the women.
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Extractions: World Countries Infoplease Atlas: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952) Acting Governor-General: Monica Dacon (2002) Prime Minister: Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (2001) Area: 150 sq mi (389 sq km) Population (2003 est.): 116,812 (growth rate: 1.1%); birth rate: 17.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 15.7/1000; density per sq mi: 778 Capital and largest city (1992 est.): Kingstown, 15,466 Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar Languages: English (official), French patois Ethnicity/race: African descent, white, East Indian, Carib Indian Religions: Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13% Literacy rate: Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2001 est.): $339 million; per capita $2,900.
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Extractions: ESTIMATED 2000 POPULATION: St. Vincent is an island located at the lower end of the windward group of islands in the Caribbean Sea while the Grenadines are a chain of islets between St. Vincent and Grenada. The island of St. Vincent is dominated by a chain of volcanic ranges and small peaks such as Soufriere, Richmond, Grand Bonhomme and St. Andrew. The east side of the island has a gently sloping terrain while the west is rugged. The Grenadines are characterized by bays and coral reefs. Major Cities (pop. est.); Kingstown 15,800 (1993). Land Use; forested 36%, pastures 5%, agricultural-cultivated 28%, other 31% (1994). CLIMATE: St. Vincent has a tropical climate that is influenced by the NE trade winds between January and June. The rainy season is from May to November with an average annual precipitation varying from 1,500 mm (60 inches) to 3,750 mm (150 inches) in the mountainous interior. Average temperature ranges are from 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit) to 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) all year. PEOPLE: The original inhabitants of the island, the Caribs, have disappeared. The principal ethnic majority are the Black Africans who account for 66% of the population. Mixed racial descendants account for 19% while Whites account for 3.5%, East Indians for 5.5%, AmerIndians for 2% and others for 4.5% of the population.
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Extractions: St. Vincent and the Grenadines lie at 6056' West longitude and 1315' North latitude, approximately 1,600 miles southeast of Miami. St. Vincent is the largest of the more than 30 islands that comprise the nation, covering roughly 150 square miles. The Grenadines extend 45 miles to the southwest, like a kite's tail. The major islands, north to south, are Young Island, Bequia ("beckway"), Mustique ("musteek"), Canouan ("canowan"), Mayreau ("myrow"), Union Island, Palm Island, and Petit St. Vincent. As part of the Windward Islands, which are in turn part of the Lesser Antilles, St. Vincent's closest neighbors include the island of Grenada, 75 miles to the south; St. Lucia, 24 miles to the north; and Barbados, 100 miles to the east. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is reached by air from North America and Europe through five major gateways Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Trinidad - with connections to Union Island, Canouan, Mustique, Bequia, or St. Vincent. Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, and BWIA provide service to the gateways, while Airlines of Carriacou, LIAT, St. Vincent Grenadines Air, and Mustique Airways provide connecting service. Flying times to the gateways vary depending on carrier and routing, and visitors are advised to check with their travel professional for current options. Connections to St. Vincent run approximately 35 minutes from Barbados, 30 minutes from Grenada, 45 minutes from Martinique, and 20 minutes from St. Lucia.
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Extractions: P. O. Box 993, Indian Bay Beach, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tel:- ++1-784-458-4001 Fax:- ++1-978-359-8337 e-mail:- Casa De Columbus Geography of St. Vincent St. Vincent is a rugged volcanic island with a 4000 foot volcano that dominates the northern third of the island. Very little of the island is flat, perhaps only the air strip, the shopping area of Kingtown, and a few isolated areas of beach are truely level. The Central and Southern sections of the island fall from 1000 - 2000 foot mountains quickly to the sea. The Windward (east) side of St. Vincent is rugged and wild. Exposed volcanic rock cliffs topped with vegetation that leans to the west from constant exposure to the strong Atlantic sea breezes alternate with long stretches of black sand beach sprinkled with huge volcanic rocks and headlands with crashing surf. Most of the island's coconut and banana plantations are found on the Windward side. The Leeward (west) side of St Vincent is lush and green, again with cliffs alternating with black sand beaches. On the leeward side the cliffs are often dripping with green vegetation. The Caribbean sea is calm and flat on the Leeward side. There is no road that travels around the volcanic north end of St. Vincent. To get from the northern Leeward side to the northern Windward side, one must travel back to Kingstown and make the journey north again. Although it is only 9 miles southwest of St. Vincent, Bequia appears quite different from St. Vincent. The high point of the island is at 900 feet and Bequia appears to have rounded hills more than mountains. An enormous, deep bay; Admiralty Bay, on the Caribbean side of the island is a favorite with yachtspeople. The Bay is surrounded by hills. Beaches of white sand alternate with exposed rock cliffs along the southern edge of the bay. Bequia is the second largest island in the country.
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Extractions: P. O. Box 993, Indian Bay Beach, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tel:- ++1-784-458-4001 Fax:- ++1-978-359-8337 e-mail:- Casa De Columbus Bequia Bequia means Island of the Cloud from the old Carib word Becouya. Pronounced Bek-Way, this island lies nine miles south of St. Vincent and is the largest of the Grenadine Islands, measuring over seven square miles. It is an island on which life is completely oriented to the sea, little changed by time. This island was originally inhabited by the Arawaks, and later by the Caribs. The spirit of the Bequia people is so congenial that visitors enjoy both building and renting houses in their favourite areas, whether in Spring, Belmont, Friendship or some other quiet corner. A tourist booth is available at the entrance to the main wharf. The people here speak English, so please ask first before taking a photograph of an individual. Here you can watch men build their boats by hand. Boats that have been built here include double-ended sailing dinghies, fishing boats, cargo vessels and sailing yachts. Loren Dewar still keeps busy building Bequia dinghies at the boatyard. The shipwrights of Bequia have a long tradition of building wooden sailing vessels. Today, the industry is carried on by model boat-builders who display their exquisitely crafted replicas in their workshops. The chance to pick one up as a souvenir is by itself worth a trip to Hamilton, Bequia. The Sargeant family takes custom orders for individualized yachts and production charter boats.
Smallest Countries Malta 122 square miles; Grenada - 133 square miles; st. vincent and the grenadines- 150 square miles; Barbados - 166 square miles; Antigua and Barbuda - 171 http://geography.about.com/library/weekly/aa122997.htm
Extractions: Advertisement This is a comprehensive listing of the world's seventeen smallest independent countries. They each contain less than 200 square miles. If we combined the land area of these 17 countries, we would have a country just a bit larger than Rhode Island. Even tiny Singapore is too big for this list (it's 246 square miles). First, we have some basic geographic information about each microstate, then you'll find a list of the 17, ranked from smallest to largest. Andorra - 180 square miles: The independent Principality of Andorra is co-governed by the President of France and the Spain's Bishop of Urgel. With just over 64,000 people, this mountainous tourist destination tucked in the Pyrenees between France and Spain has been independent since 1278. Antigua and Barbuda - 171 square miles: This Caribbean nation of 83,000 has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1981. The three islands which compose this country rely on tourism (as do many of the Caribbean countries and territories).
St. Vincent & The Grenadines Descriptions of this beautiful archipelago of islands by Tony Michell. Includes information about Category Regional Caribbean Travel and Tourism This is not a history or geography lesson If you like that sort of thing, youmay want to get hold of a book st. vincent and the grenadines - A Plural http://www.ualberta.ca/~amitchel/stvg.html
Extractions: You can see the last 20 users This Home Page hopes to provide something a little different than what you may be accustomed to in home pages. This is not a history or geography lesson - If you like that sort of thing, you may want to get hold of a book "St. Vincent and the Grenadines - A Plural Country" The uniquely beautiful archipelago of islands in the Caribbean called St. Vincent and the Grenadines is definitely the place to be to have a completely stress-free vacation. This will not be your traditional getaway. St. Vincent and the Grenadines are located in the south Eastern Caribbean about 90 miles west of Barbados - the likely place that you would disembark then continue your flight to St. Vincent. The Grenadines are some 32 islands and cays stretching south from St. Vincent. Only 8 of the Grenadines are populated and 4 of these have small Airports: Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union. The remainder are bird sanctuaries and havens for hikers and snorklers. All are volcanic in origin, deeply embayed with inlets where clear aquamarine waters shallow up on fine white sand beaches. The larger islands include Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Palm, Petit St. Vincent, Mayreau and Union. There are some uninhabited islets and rocks including the famous Tabago Cays. All the Grenandines have lovely soft white coral sand beaches and clear water, ideal for snorkelling, diving and sailing. Although a visit to these islands may at times seem like a step into the past, there is a measure of one's pleasure that has little to do with clocks.
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Extractions: Refinance now homeowner even if you have bad credit. 185 loc St. Vincent and the Grenadines This Page hopes to provide something a little different than what you may be accustomed toin pages about a country. Note this is not a history or geography lesson. The uniquely beautiful islands in the Caribbean called St. Vincent and the Grenadines is definitely the place to be to have a completely stress-free vacation. This will not be your traditional getaway. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is reached by air from North Americaand Europe through five major gateways Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, St. Lucia, and Trinidad with connections to Union Island, Canouan,Mustique, Bequia, or St. Vincent. Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, and BWIA provide service to the gateways, while Airlines of Carriacou, LIAT, St. Vincent Grenadines Air,and Mustique Airways provide connecting service. Flying times to the gateways vary depending on carrier and routing,and visitors are advised to check with their travel professionalfor current options. Connections to St. Vincent run approximately35 minutes from Barbados, 30 minutes from Grenada, 45 minutes from Martinique, and 20 minutes from St. Lucia. St. Vincent and the Grenadines have an information desk in thearrivals Section of Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados,open daily from approximately 1 pm until the last flight to St.Vincent departs. Personnel are on hand to assist travellers inmaking connections to their final destinations.
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Extractions: other: 31% (1993 est.) Irrigated land: 10 sq km (1993 est.) Natural hazards: hurricanes; Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is a constant threat Environment - current issues: pollution of coastal waters and shorelines from discharges by pleasure yachts and other effluents; in some areas, pollution is severe enough to make swimming prohibitive Environment - international agreements:
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Extractions: St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Source of information on this page credited to the CIA's - The World Factbook Background: 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. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Geography Location: Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago Geographic coordinates: 13 15 N, 61 12 W Map references: Central America and the Caribbean Area: total: 389 sq km (Saint Vincent 344 sq km)