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 SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN POLITICAL
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Background: Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on St. Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the United Kingdom for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter 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.
 
 
Common Name: Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Local Official Name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Abbreviated Name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Official Name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Official Script Name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Local Common Name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Former Name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Territory of: NA
 
Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II
 
Government Type: parliamentary democracy
 
Independence: 1979 October 27 (from UK)
 
Constitution: 1979 October 27
 
National Holiday: Independence Day, 27 October
 
International Organization Participation: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, MIGA, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WTO
 
Administrative Divisions: 6 parishes; Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: based on English common law
 
Suffrage: 18 years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE (since 2 September 2002) head of government: Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES (since 29 March 2001) cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; the governor general is appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general; deputy prime minister appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister Legislative Branch: unicameral House of Assembly (21 seats, 15 elected representatives and 6 appointed senators; representatives are elected by popular vote from single-member constituencies to serve five-year terms) elections: last held 7 December 2005 (next to be held 2010) election results: percent of vote by party - ULP 55.26%, NDP 44.68%; seats by party - ULP 12, NDP 3 Judicial Branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (based on Saint Lucia; one judge of the Supreme Court resides in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
 
Party Leaders: New Democratic Party or NDP [Arnhim EUSTACE]; Unity Labor Party or ULP [Ralph GONSALVES] (formed by the coalition of Saint Vincent Labor Party or SVLP and the Movement for National Unity or MNU)
 
International Disputes: Definition Field Listing joins other Caribbean states to counter Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation, a criterion under UNCLOS, which permits Venezuela to extend its EEZ/continental shelf over a large portion of the Caribbean Sea
 
Illicit Drugs: transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; small-scale cannabis cultivation 
 
 
 SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Saint Vincent And The Grenadines: Caribbean, islands in the Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago
 
Continent: North America Land Area Total: 389 sq km 
Region: Caribbean Land Area Land: 389 sq km
Capitol City: Kingstown Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 013 15 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 061 21 W Border Boundary Coastline: 84 km 
  
Arable Land: 17.95 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 17.95 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 1,234 m Location: La Soufriere
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Caribbean Sea
  
Largest City in Saint Vincent And The Grenadines: Kingstown Kingstown Largest City Population: 28,000
  
Threatened Species: 23
 
Environmental Issues: pollution of coastal waters and shorelines from discharges by pleasure yachts and other effluents; in some areas, pollution is severe enough to make swimming prohibitive
 
Environmental Agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
 
Irrigated Land: 10
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: hydropower, cropland
 
Geographical Terrain: volcanic, mountainous
 
Comparative Area of Saint Vincent And The Grenadines: twice the size of Washington, DC
 
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines's Geography: the administration of the islands of the Grenadines group is divided between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is comprised of 32 islands and cays
 

 SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
 
Natural Hazards: hurricanes; Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is a constant threat
 
 
 SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: Economic growth in this lower-middle-income country hinges upon seasonal variations in the agricultural and tourism sectors. Tropical storms wiped out substantial portions of crops in 1994, 1995, and 2002, and tourism in the Eastern Caribbean has suffered low arrivals following 11 September 2001. Saint Vincent is home to a small offshore banking sector and has moved to adopt international regulatory standards. Saint Vincent is also a producer of marijuana and is being used as a transshipment point for illegal narcotics from South America.
 
 
GDP: $342,000,000 USD Currency: East Caribbean dollar
GDP per Capita: $3,600 USD Currency Code: XCD
GDP Growth Rate: 4.90 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: East Caribbean dollars per US dollar - 2.7 (2005), 2.7 (2004), 2.7 (2003), 2.7 (2002), 2.7 (2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 10.00 % GDP of Industry: 26.00 %
GDP of Services: 64.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 1.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 15.00 % Tourism: 68,000.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $94,600,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $85,800,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 95,000,000 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 88,350,000 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 73.17% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 26.83% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 1,300 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $223,000,000 USD Received in economic aid: $45,000,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices; small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats; fish
 
Primary Industries: food processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch
 
Industrial Growth Rate: -0.90 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $225,000,000 USD - foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fertilizers, minerals and fuels
 
Import Partners: France 36.1%, Singapore 12.5%, Italy 11.9%, Trinidad and Tobago 7.9%, US 7.2%
 
Export Amount in USD: $37,000,000 USD - bananas 39%, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets
 
Export Partners: France 50.3%, Italy 21%, Greece 11%, US 4.2%
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 41,680
 
Labor Force by Occupations: agriculture 26%, industry 17%, services 57%
 
  
 SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 7 Number of People with Radios: 77,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Televisions: 18,000
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 22,500 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 70,600
 
Internet Service Providers: 94 Internet Users: 8,000
 
Internet Country Code: .vc Newspapers: 9
Two Letter Country Code: VC Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 1-784 Electricity Voltage: 230 Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: adequate system domestic: islandwide, fully automatic telephone system; VHF/UHF radiotelephone from Saint Vincent to the other islands of the Grenadines international: country code - 1-784; VHF/UHF radiotelephone from Saint Vincent to Barbados; new SHF radiotelephone to Grenada and to Saint Lucia; access to Intelsat earth station in Martinique through Saint Lucia
 
  
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Highways: 580 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 5 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 112 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 132,000 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 1.20 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: total: 589 ships (1000 GRT or over) 5,449,699 GRT/8,051,250 DWT by type: bulk carrier 106, cargo 351, chemical tanker 5, container 20, liquefied gas 7, livestock carrier 1, passenger 5, passenger/cargo 15, petroleum tanker 18, refrigerated cargo 38, roll on/roll off 20, specialized tanker 3 foreign-owned: 529 (Bangladesh 1, Barbados 1, Belgium 3, Bulgaria 17, Canada 6, China 103, Croatia 9, Cyprus 1, Czech Republic registered in other countries: 1 (Comoros 1)
 
Ports and Harbors: Kingstown
 
  
 SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN PEOPLE
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Population: 117,848 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 16.18 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 309.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 5.98 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.26% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 1.83 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 16,007 Population Female 0-14: 15,426
Population Male 15-64: 40,676 Population Female 15-64: 38,155
Population Male 65+: 3,315 Population Female 65+: 4,269
 
Population 0-14: 26.70% Literacy Rate: 96.00%
Population 15-64: 66.90% Literacy rate of Males: 96.00%
Population 65+: 6.40% Literacy rate of Females: 96.00%
 
Population that is Male: 51.50 % Population that is Female: 48.50%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 73.85 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 14.40 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 71.99 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 75.77 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: -7.59
 
Nationality: SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN
 
Ethnic Groups: black 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 7% 
 
  
Primary Language: English
 
Other Languages: English, French patois
 
 
Primary Religion: Anglican
 
Other Religions: Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant
 
  
 SAINT VINCENTIAN OR VINCENTIAN MILITARY
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Branches: no regular military forces; Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (includes Special Service Unit), Coast Guard
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 31,489 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 25,787 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 1,204 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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