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Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed by France and the UK for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to Brittan in 1783.

Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.

  • Tobago Cays;
  • Montreal Gardens;
  • La Soufriere cross country trail;
  • Firefly Plantation in Bequia;
  • Botanical Gardens in Kingstown;
  • Dark View Falls;
  • Vermont Natural Trail;
  • Fort Duvernette;
  • Bequia Beach;
  • Union Beach
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +4
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    389 Km2
  • Population
    100 804 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
    English, Vincentian Creole English
  • Currency
    East Caribbean dollars (XCD)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 13700
  • Airports

    Tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

    African descent 71.2%, mixed 23%, Indigenous 3%, East Indian/Indian 1.1%, European 1.5%

    Avoid cursing or using foul language as it is considered a criminal offense.

    Roasted breadfruit and fried jackfish — whole breadfruit are roasted over an open fire; the jackfish is typically marinated in lemon juice, coated in flour, and then fried; a sauce made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, or other herbs and vegetables is usually served alongside the dish

    Upper middle-income Caribbean island economy; key agriculture and tourism sectors; environmentally fragile; major banana and arrowroot exporter; CARICOM member and US Caribbean Basin Initiative beneficiary


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