St. Vincent

The 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 lived there before the Europeans arrived in the 16th century.

  • The population of St. Vincent is slightly more than 100,000. 65% of the population have African roots.

  • The country’s official language is English, but most Vincentians speak Vincentian Creole. This is an English-based language that draws from the words of several other languages, including African and native Carib languages.

  • The island of St. Vincent is about in size to the US city of Atlanta.

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