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Grenadine Islands
Region of the Caribbean
Location within the Grenadines.
Location within the Grenadines.
Region Caribbean
Island States
 • Total 86 km2 (33 sq mi)
 • Total est. 16,100
 • Density 187.2/km2 (485/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−4)

The Grenadines is an island chain that is part of St.Vincent and Grenada. There are 32 islands and cays that make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Nine are inhabited, including the mainland St. Vincent and the Grenadines islands: Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent and Palm Island.

Geographic boundaries

They are divided between the island nations of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. They lie between the islands of Saint Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south. Neither Saint Vincent nor Grenada are Grenadine islands. The islands north of the Martinique Channel belong to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the islands south of the channel belong to Grenada.

The larger islands of the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

The total population of the Grenadine islands in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is estimated to be 10,234 [1] The following islands make up the Grenadines Parish:

  • Bequia 18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi), 5,000, capital Port Elizabeth
  • Petit Nevis 0.29 km2 (72 acres)
  • Isle à Quatre 1.52 km2 (380 acres)
  • Bettowia 0.71 km2 (180 acres)
  • Baliceaux 1.20 km2 (300 acres)
  • Mustique 5.70 km2 (2.20 sq mi), 800, holiday island, capital Lovell
  • Petit Mustique 0.40 km2 (99 acres)
  • Savan 0.11 km2 (27 acres)
  • Petit Canouan 0.20 km2 (49 acres)
  • Canouan 7.60 km2 (2.93 sq mi), 1,200, capital Port Charlestown
  • Mayreau 1.20 km2 (300 acres), 280, arts and crafts island, capital Old Wall
  • Tobago Cays 0.25 km2 (62 acres), marine reserve
  • Union Island 9 km2 (3.5 sq mi), 2,700, capital Clifton
  • Petit Saint Vincent 0.46 km2 (110 acres), private island, capital Telescope Hill
  • Palm Island 0.55 km2 (140 acres), private holiday island, capital Cactus Hill


Carriacou and Petite Martinique is a dependency of Grenada and contains:


  1. "St Vincent and the Grenadines, Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report 2012". The Census Office, SVG Government. Retrieved 30 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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