St. Vincent

The volcanic island of St. Vincent is located in the Caribbean Sea between the islands of Saint Lucia and Grenada. Some quick facts about St. Vincent include:

  • The island was originally know as Hairouna by the native Caribs who inhabited it prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the 16th century.

  • The population of St. Vincent is slightly more than 100,000 of which approximately 65% are of African descent.

  • The country’s official language is English, however most Vincentians speak Vincentian Creole, an English-based language that draws from the words and cultural influences of several other languages, including African and indigenous tongues.

  • Covering approximately 134 square miles, the island of St. Vincent is comparable in size to the US city of Atlanta.

  • Scenes from all of the The Pirates of the Caribbean movies were shot in St. Vincent.