Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
|Official Names: St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Population: 117,193; Kingstown: 17,000.
Total Area: St Vincent: 344 sq km (133 sq miles). Grenadines: 45.3 sq km (17.3 sq miles). Total: 323.0 sq km (150.3 sq miles).
Languages: The official language of the country is English.
Climate: Tropical, with trade winds tempering the hottest months, June and July.
Economy: Tourism (the main economic activity), agriculture and manufacturing.
Government: Constitutional monarchy. Gained independence from the UK in 1979. Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, represented locally by a Governor General. Head of Government: Prime Minister.
Religions: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and other Christian denominations.
Currency: The Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC) is the official currency, but U.S. dollars are accepted almost everywhere. Eastern Caribbean Dollars are preferred, however. When quoted prices, make sure you know what dollars the quote is referencing. Exchange rates are best at local banks.
Time Zone: GMT minus - 4 hours.
Telecommunications: Area code is 784.
Electricity: 220/240 volts AC, 50Hz.