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Geography of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 389 km² (approx. 150 mi²). Continental shelf of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is approximately 1,561 km² (around 603 mi²). Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located in North America. North America is found entirely in the Northern hemisphere and almost entirely in the Western hemisphere. North American countries include, but are not limited to, Canada, Mexico, and The United States. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 617 m (2,024 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown. The largest city in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 617 m (2,024 ft). The highest point of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is La Soufrière, with its official height being 1234 m (4,049 ft). The lowest point of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Caribbean Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (La Soufrière) and lowest (Caribbean Sea) points of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 1234 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is 389 km² (approx. 150 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 36,302 km² (~14,016 mi²). The continental shelf of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is approximately 1,561 km² (around 603 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is approximately 36,691 km² (~14,166 mi²). Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

127 km² of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 33% of all the land in the country. There are 70 km² of arable land in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and it comprises 18% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are hydropower, arable land.