Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the southeastern region of the Caribbean Sea. Its nearest neighbours are Saint Lucia to the north, Grenada to the south and Barbados to the east. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and about 24 much smaller islands with comprise the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines island chain.
The island of Saint Vincent itself is volcanic in origin, and therefore very mountainous, with active volcano La Soufrière reaching 1,234 m (4049 ft). There are several rivers flowing from the mountains. The mountain sides are covered in tropical rain forest. The smaller islands of the Grenadines are much lower lying and often feature coral reefs.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total land area of 389 sq km (150 sq miles) and had a population of 120,000 in 2008. The main ethnic groups are Black 66%, Mixed race 19%, East Indian 6%, European 4%, Carib 2% and others 3%. The capital city, Kingstown is on the island of Saint Vincent.
Further National Information
BBC News Profile: St Vincent and the Grenadines
World Travel Guide – Caribbean – St Vincent and the Grenadines
wikipedia: St Vincent and the Grenadines
wikipedia: History of St Vincent and the Grenadines
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Civil Aircraft Registrations
St Vincent and the Grenadines civil aircraft use the registration sequence J8-AAA to J8-ZZZ. Prior to independence the sequence VQ-Vxx was used, 1929-1979.
No online register listing appears to be available.
Military Air Arms
No national armed forces
Defence Aviation (Regional Security System)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by chartered commercial operators
Coast Guard (St Vincent and the Grenadines Coastguard) – no aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no helicopter rescue service
Police (Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force) – no aviation unit
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None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable
None at present
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