Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines?

Geography - note:

the administration of the islands of the Grenadines group is divided between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is comprised of 32 islands and cays

Climate:

tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Use of Natural Resources

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Environment

Climate:

tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Terrain:

volcanic, mountainous

Natural Resources:

hydropower, cropland

Natural Hazards:

hurricanes; Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is a constant threat

Irrigated Land:

4 Square Miles
10 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

pollution of coastal waters and shorelines from discharges by pleasure yachts and other effluents; in some areas, pollution is severe enough to make swimming prohibitive

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Geography

Geographic Location The Caribbean
Total Area 150 Square Miles
389 Square Kilometers
Land Area 150 Square Miles
389 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 4 Square Miles
10 Square Kilometers
Coastline 52 Miles
84 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 13 15 N, 61 12 W
Terrain volcanic, mountainous
Highest Point 1,234 Meters
Highest Point Location Soufriere 1,234 m
Lowest Point Location Caribbean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources hydropower, cropland
Time Zone UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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