Updated: Sep 18, 2022
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Caribbean. It is situated in the southeast Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, which are located in the West Indies near the southern end of the Caribbean Sea's eastern boundary, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines lie to the west of Barbados, south of Saint Lucia, and north of Grenada. The island also shares maritime borders with Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.
Reason for Naming the country
The naming of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was pretty straightforward: Columbus landed on St. Vincent on the Feast of Saint Vincent and then named the other islands “the Grenadines” after the Spanish city, Granada.
The flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was adopted on October 21, 1985, after gaining independence from Britain in 1979.
The flag consists of three vertical stripes - the left stripe is blue and the right one is green, they are equal in size, and the middle stripe is yellow and is twice the size of the other stripes.
The blue represents the sky and the sea, the three green diamonds in the middle of the yellow stripe of the flag signify the sea and sky, and the yellow represents the country's golden sands and Caribbean sunlight, as well as the warmth of the island's inhabitants, and the green signifies the land's flora and the might of the people.
The diamonds form the letter 'V,' which stands for Saint Vincent, and give the flag its nickname, 'the jewels.'
The official language is English, however, the majority of Vincentians speak Vincentian Creole. English is used in formal domains such as education, government, church, and so on, whereas Creole (or 'dialect' as it is known locally) is used in informal situations such as the home and among friends.
Protestant Christianity is the main religion in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and numerous Protestant groups are active in the country. Anglicans, Pentecostals, Methodists, Seventh-day Adventists, and Baptists are all Christian denominations.
There are also Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, Rastafarians, Jehovah's Witnesses, and adherents of other religions (Hinduism, Islam, etc.)
East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
Parliamentary Democracy (House Of Assembly) Under A Constitutional Monarchy.
In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the climate is tropical, hot, and humid all year round, with a relatively cool, dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid and rainy season from June to December.
In the former period, the northeast trade winds, constant winds typical of tropical climates, blow steadily and with moderate intensity, while in the latter period, these winds are more irregular, and may have some breaks, increasing the feeling of sultriness.
Between mid-April and late May, before the hot and rainy season, both the temperature and the frequency of downpours gradually increase.