Title: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Population Change: 0.32
National Average Age: 33
Urban Percentage: 53
Christian Population: 0
Introduction: St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising a main island St. Vincent and a chain of smaller islands. With yacht-filled harbors chic private isles and volcanic landscapes it’s known for its major sailing destinations such as reef-lined Bequia Island off Admiralty Bay bordered by white-sand beaches like Princess Margaret. The main island is home to the capital Kingstown.
Overview: Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the UK for most of the 18th century the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.