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Map of St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a nation in the Lesser Antilles chain, which lies at the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Its 389-square-kilometre (150 sq mi) territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent to Grenada.

Name: St Vincent and the Grenadines

Capital: Kingstown

Populaton : 104,574 (July 2009 est.)

Area: 389 sq km (Saint Vincent 344 sq km)

Coastline: 84 km

Density: 302 inhab/ sq Km

Religions: Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%

Language: English, French patois

Ethnic Group: black 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, European 4%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 3%

Government: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar