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    St. Vincent and the Grenadines Geography - 1989

      Total area: 340 km2
      land area: 340 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 84 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

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

      Terrain: volcanic, mountainous; Soufriere volcano on the island of St. Vincent

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: 38% arable land; 12% permanent crops; 6% meadows and pastures; 41% forest and woodland; 3% other; includes 3% irrigated

      Environment: subject to hurricanes; Soufriere volcano is a constant threat

      Note: some islands of the Grenadines group are administered by Grenada

      NOTE: The information regarding St. Vincent and the Grenadines on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about St. Vincent and the Grenadines Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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