Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean Sea. Its 389-square-kilometre (150 sq mi) territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. Mainland St Vincent is one of the few places on Earth that can boast about having black-sand beaches and white-sand in the same country. There are places where there is just a rock that borders the black-sand beach from the white-sand beach. The black sand, which was formed by the action of the volcano, is said to be able to provide one of the minerals that is needed by the human body. The majority of the beaches on the mainland have black sand (more than 95%), while all of the beaches in the Grenadines have white sand.

Established
1979-10-27
Joined Commonwealth
1979
Capital City
Kingstown
Demonym
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Vincentian
Country motto
''"Pax et justitia"'' "Peace and justice"
Size
150 square miles.
Population
104,574
Population density
Based on figures from .
307 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 39)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$1,089,000,000 (World ranking:198)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.761 (World ranking:93)
Currency Code
XCD
Country calling code
1 784
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