Saint Vincent and the Grenadines FlagSaint Vincent and the Grenadines

Peace And Justice

 

General


Population: 102,918 (2014), 103,220 (2013)
Land Area: 389 sq km
Natural Resources: Hydro power, cropland
Capital: Kingstown
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Ralph E. Gonsalves (March 29th 2001)
Languages: English, French patois
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Major Religions: Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, Other 12%
Major Ethnicities: African 66%, Mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, European 4%, Carib Amerindian 2%, Other 3%
Life Expectancy: 74.86 years (2014), 74.62 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 742 million (2013), 712 million (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.335 billion (2013), 1.312 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 12,100 (2013), 12,000 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2% (2013), 0.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5.4%, Industry 20.3%, Services 74.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 26%, Industry 17%, Services 57% (1980)
Industries: Food processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch
Agriculture Products: Bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices; cattle, sheep, pigs, goats; fish
Human Development Index: 0.719 (91st)(2014), 0.733 (83rd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 81 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 15% (2001)

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Army Size: NA
Budget: NA

Current Situation

 

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located in the Caribbean's. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is bordered by many other island nations and foreign dependencies. Bananas are the biggest crop of the island, having just one cash crop is a problem. The government is making efforts to diversify the economy. Tourism is growing steadily and will continue its growth with the opening of a new international airport.

(2014) Like other caribbean countries Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is benefitting from the recovery in the United States as the tourism industry slowly starts to recover.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Wikipedia: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Updated on: December 16th, 2014