Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
The archipelago in the Lesser Antilles is located south of Saint Lucia,
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, the middle stripe is yellow and is
twice the size of the other stripes.
In the center of the yellow stripe and the flag,
there are three green diamonds situated in a V pattern.
The blue color symbolizes the sea and sky.
The Yellow represents the country's golden sands and the Caribbean sunshine, as well as the warmth of the island's people.
The Green represents the land's vegetation and the power of the people.
The diamonds create a 'V' standing for Saint Vincent and provide the flag with the source of its nickname which is 'the gems.'
English is the official language.
Most Vincentians speak Vincentian Creole.
English is used in education, government, religion, and other formal domains, while Creole (or 'dialect' as it is referred to locally) is used in informal situations such as in the home and among friends.
Protestant Christianity is the religion of the majority in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
various denominations of Protestantism are active in the country. Anglicans, Pentecostals, Methodists, Seventh Day Adventists, and Baptists
There are also followers of the Roman Catholic Church, Evangelicals, Rastafarians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and followers 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.
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