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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Visitor from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines - the 148th Country.

A visitor from this country, the 148th to my Blog - SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.
Geography time, folks:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island-country which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea. Its 389-square-kilometre (150 sq mi) territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. To the north of Saint Vincent lies Saint Lucia, to the east Barbados. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is densely populated (over 300 inhabitants/km2) with its 120,000 people. Its capital is Kingstown, also its main port. The country has a French and British colonial history and is now part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, CARICOM, the Commonwealth of Nations and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.The current Prime Minister is Ralph Gonsalves.

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 km2/133 sq mi) and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines (45 km2/17 sq mi), which are a chain of small islands stretching south from Saint Vincent to Grenada.
The island of Saint Vincent is volcanic and includes little level ground. The windward side of the island is very rocky, while the leeward side has more sandy beaches and bays. The country's highest peak is La Soufriere volcano.

While the official language is English, most Vincentians speak a creole language known as Vincentian Creole. Standard English is the language used in education, government and other formal domains, while Vincentian Creole, commonly referred to as 'dialect', is used in informal situations such at home and among friends. The various ethnic groups may also still use their native languages such as Bhojpuri.
The population as established in July 2009 was 104,574. The ethnic composition was 66% African descent, 20% of mixed descent, 6% East Indian, 4% Caucasian (mainly Portuguese), 2% Carib Amerindian and 2% others. Most Vincentians are the descendants of African people brought to the island to work on plantations. There are other ethnic groups such as Portuguese (from Madiera) and East Indians, both brought in to work on the plantations after the abolishing of slavery by the British, and Syrians living on the island. There is also a growing Chinese population.

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