St Vincent and the Grenadines

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  • Capital: Kingstown

  • Population estimate, 2015: 109,000

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 9,937

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.720/97=

  • Internet domain extension: .vc

Civil Aviation

Argyle International Airport on mainland St Vincent—the country’s first international airport—was inaugurated in Feb. 2017. There are regional airports on Bequia, Canouan, Mustique and Union Island in the Grenadines.


The climate is tropical marine, with northeast trades predominating and rainfall ranging from 150″ (3,750 mm) a year in the mountains to 60″ (1,500 mm) on the southeast coast. The rainy season is from June to Dec., and temperatures are equable throughout the year.

Constitution and Government

The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a Governor-General. Parliament is unicameral with a 23-member House of Assemblyconsisting of 15 members directly elected for a 5-year term from single-member constituencies, six senators appointed by the Governor-General (four on the advice of the...

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