SVG Facts
Geography

St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a nation of 32 islands located in the Lesser Antilles between St. Lucia (24 miles to the north) and Grenada (75 miles to the south). The largest and northernmost island is St. Vincent (about 133 square miles) which has a forest covered mountainous interior that is dominated by La Soufriere, a 4,000ft tall active volcano. On the south west coast is Kingstown, the nation’s capital.

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Statistics

The Annual Tourism Statistical report provides information on visitor arrivals for stay-over visitors, same day-visitors, cruise visitors and yacht visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry of Tourism acknowledges the Immigration Department, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Port Authority and the Statistical Department for their contribution to the production of the statistical report.

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Climate

The average yearly temperature is 27° C (81° F). The coolest months are between November and February. During the rainy season, May through October, rain is frequent in the mountains of St. Vincent with the annual average rainfall being 380 cm (150 inches) inland and 200 cm (80 inches) on the coast.

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Invest in SVG

St. Vincent & the Grenadines offers an unhindered and stable foreign exchange regime, stable labour relations, an independent and efficient judiciary system, significant tax holidays, tax-free status for international entities, a tradition of support for foreign private investment - Mustique and Canouan being fine examples, excellent telecommunications and low operating costs among other investor benefits.

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History of SVG

Carib Indians aggressively prevented European settlement on St. Vincent until the 18th century. Enslaved Africans - whether shipwrecked or escaped from Barbados, St. Lucia and Grenada and seeking refuge in mainland St. Vincent, or Hairouna as it was originally named by the Caribs - intermarried with the Caribs and became known as Garifuna or Black Caribs

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