St. Vincent and the Grenadines, known as Hairoun (“Land of the Blessed”), by the first inhabited group of Meso-Indians, Ciboneys, is an archipelagic state in the Eastern Caribbean, containing of a main land, St. Vincent, and a chain of 32 islands and cays, the Grenadines, of which only seven are inhabited – Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union Island, Palm Island and Petit St. Vincent. St. Vincent and the Grenadines, once a plantation economy, declared their independence, from the United Kingdom, on the 27th of October 1979.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a mountainous Islands, with an active volcano called La Soufriere. The average yearly temperature is 27 ℃.
The capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown, is the island’s center of agricultural industries, tourists entry port, and the island’s commercial hub. Exports include bananas, coconuts and arrowroot. Not too far away from the capital, you can find the major beach resorts; Villa Beach and Indian Bay.
Most Vincentians are African descendants, brought in to work on the island plantations, while other ethnic groups include East Indians and Syrians, with a growing Chinese population and a minority of a mixed race.
The official language is English, while many speak the dialect “Vincentian Creole”, in informal situations. The religions practiced on the Island include; Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day Adventist, Hindu and other Protestant Denominations.
St. Vincent has a high rate of emigration, due to medium-high unemployment and under-employment rates, but continues their stable democratic society, welcoming visitors from around the world.