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St. Vincent Country Profile
The multi-island country of St Vincent and the Grenadines is a land of contrasts. St Vincent - the main population centre - is mountainous and lush. Rainforests thrive in the interior and La Soufriere, an active volcano which last erupted in 1979, dominates the north. Of the many islands and cays that make up the Grenadines, Mustique, Palm Island and Union Island are haunts of the rich and famous - offering yachting, diving and fine beaches.
Full name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Population: 109,000 (UN, 2010)
Capital and largest city: Kingstown
Area: 389 sq km (150 sq miles)
Major languages: English
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Bananas, arrowroot (starch), nutmeg, mace, coconuts
GNI per capita: US $5,110 (World Bank, 2009)
Internet domain: .vc
International dialling code: +1784
Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a governor
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