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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Introduction 1992
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Background: Disputed between France and Great Britain in the 18th century Saint Vincent was ceded to the latter in 1783. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Geography 1992
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Location

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Area
Total: 340 km²
Land: 340 km²
Comparative: slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 84 km

Maritime claims
Contiguous zone: 24 nm
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm
Disputes: none

Climate: tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Terrain:
volcanic, mountainous; Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint
Vincent


Elevation

Natural resources: negligible
Land use

Land use: arable land: 38%; permanent crops: 12%; meadows and pastures 6%; forest and woodland 41%; other 3%; includes irrigated 3%

Irrigated land

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Geography


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - People 1992
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Population: 115,339 (July 1992), growth rate 1.1% (1992)

Nationality:
noun - Saint Vincentian(s) or Vincentian(s); adjectives -
Saint Vincentian or Vincentian


Ethnic groups: mainly of black African descent; remainder mixed, with some white, East Indian, Carib Indian

Languages: English, some French patois

Religions: Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate: 23 births/1000 population (1992)

Death rate: 5 deaths/1000 population (1992)

Net migration rate: -7 migrants/1000 population (1992)

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues: subject to hurricanes; Soufriere volcano is a constant threat
Current issues note: some islands of the Grenadines group are administered by Grenada

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 19 deaths/1000 live births (1992)

Life expectancy at birth: 71 years male, 74 years female (1992)

Total fertility rate: 2.4 children born/woman (1992)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: 96% (male 96%, female 96%) age 15 and over having ever attended school (1970)

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Government 1992
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Country name
Conventional long form: none

Government type: constitutional monarchy

Capital: Kingstown

Administrative divisions:
6 parishes; Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint
Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick


Dependent areas

Independence: 27 October 1979 (from UK)

National holiday: Independence Day, 27 October (1979)

Constitution: 27 October 1979

Legal system: based on English common law

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage: universal at age 18
House of Assembly: last held 16 May 1989 (next to be held NA July 1994); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (21 total; 15 elected representatives and 6 appointed senators) NDP 15

Executive branch:
British monarch, governor general, prime minister,
Cabinet


Legislative branch: unicameral House of Assembly

Judicial branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation:
ACP, C, CARICOM, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU,
IDA, IFAD, IMF, IMO, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, LORCS, OAS, OECS, UN, UNCTAD,
UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WFTU, WHO

Diplomatic representation:
Ambassador Kingsley LAYNE; 1717 Massachusetts
Avenue, NW, Suite 102, Washington, DC 20,036; telephone NA

US: no official presence since the Ambassador resides in Bridgetown (Barbados)

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Saint%20Vincent%20and%20the%20Grenadines: three vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold (double width), and green; the gold band bears three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Economy 1992
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Economy overview: Agriculture, dominated by banana production, is the most important sector of the economy. The services sector, based mostly on a growing tourist industry, is also important. The economy continues to have a high unemployment rate of 30% because of an overdependence on the weather-plagued banana crop as a major export earner. Government progress toward diversifying into new industries has been relatively unsuccessful.
GDP: exchange rate conversion - $146 million, per capita $1,300; real growth rate 5.9% (1989)

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: accounts for 15% of GDP and 60% of labor force; provides bulk of exports; products - bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices; small numbers of cattle, sheep, hogs, goats; small fish catch used locally

Industries: food processing (sugar, flour), cement, furniture, clothing, starch, sheet metal, beverage

Industrial production growth rate: growth rate 0% (1989; accounts for 14% of GDP

Labor force: 67,000 (1984 est.)
Organized labor: 10% of labor force
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 30% (1989 est.)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $62 million; expenditures $67 million, including capital expenditures of $21 million (FY90 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year:
calendar year (as of January 1991); previously 1 July - 30
June


Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $75 million (f.o.b., 1990)
Commodoties: bananas, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch, tennis racquets, flour
Partners: UK 43%, CARICOM 37%, US 15%

Imports: $130 million (f.o.b., 1990 est.)
Commodoties: foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fertilizers, minerals and fuels
Partners: US 42%, CARICOM 19%, UK 15%

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed rate since 1976)


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Energy 1992
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 16,594 kW capacity; 64 million kWh produced, 560 kWh per capita (1991)

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Communication 1992
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Military 1992
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Military expenditures
Percent of gdp: exchange rate conversion - $NA, NA% of GDP

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Transportation 1992
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports:
6 total, 6 usable; 4 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 2,439 m; 1
with runways 1,220-2,439 m


Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine:
407 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 3,388,427
GRT/5,511,325 DWT; includes 3 passenger, 2 passenger-cargo, 222 cargo, 22 container, 19 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 14 refrigerated cargo, 24 petroleum tanker, 7 chemical tanker, 4 liquefied gas, 73 bulk, 13 combination bulk, 2 vehicle carrier, 1 livestock carrier, 1 specialized tanker; note - China owns 3 ships; a flag of convenience registry

Civil air: no major transport aircraft

Ports and terminals


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Transnational issues 1992
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


Undercover Tourist


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