St Vincent is the largest island in the group of some 30 that make up St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The nearest neighbours in the Caribbean are Grenada, St. Lucia and Barbados. The population
is about 110,000 of which a quarter live in the area of Kingstown, the capital, and a mere 8% live on the Grenadines.
The island of St Vincent has a moutainous interior, including an active volcano
(La Soufriere) reaching a height of 4,000ft (1220m) in the north. The temperature averages 27° C (81° F) and is coolest
between November and February.
Banana production is still the major industry but tourism is growing - helped by the
movie , partly filmed in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Tourist accommodation on St Vincent is concentrated at Villa and Indian Bays and most of the hotels
are small, varying from guest houses to luxury hotels.
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