Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation located in the Lesser Antilles island arc. It is located in the southern part of the Windward Islands, which are located at the southern end of the Caribbean Sea’s eastern boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, the nation is referred to as Saint Vincent.
Its 344 square kilometers (133 square miles) area includes the major island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, a series of smaller islands extending south from Saint Vincent to Grenada. The hurricane belt encompasses the majority of Saint Vincent.
Saint Vincent is bordered on the north by Saint Lucia and on the east by Barbados. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a highly populated nation (almost 300 people per square kilometer) with a population of about 102,000.
Its capital and primary port is Kingstown. Saint Vincent is a former French and British colony that is currently a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, CARICOM, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
Vincentian Creole is the primary mother tongue, although English is the official language.