Geography

Saint Vincent/Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. It is located about 300 km north or Venezuela, south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada. The country consists of the island of St. Vincent and about 100 small islands of the Grenadine chain, including Bequia, Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique, and Union. Total area is 389 km2, but the largest area is that of Saint Vincent (344 km2)

The island of Saint Vincent is of volcanic origin. The centre of the island is forested mountains, cumulating in the peak of La Soufrière (1234 m), an active volcano. The island has luxuriant vegetation thanks to abundant rainfall.

The country has a tropical oceanic climate with an average annual temperature of about 24° C. The average annual rainfall ranges from about 1 500 mm on the coast to about 3 800 mm in the central mountains.

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last updated:  Monday, May 28, 2012