Grenadines

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

The Grenadines is a Caribbean island chain of over 600 islands in the Windward Islands.

Geographic boundaries[edit]

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[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

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

Grenada[edit]

Carriacou and Petite Martinique are dependencies of Grenada.

  • Carriacou 32.73 km2 (12.64 sq mi), 6,000, capital Hillsborough
  • Saline 0.11 km2 (27 acres), uninhabited
  • Frigate 0.09 km2 (22 acres), uninhabited
  • Ronde Island .37 km2 (91 acres), uninhabited
  • Large 0.15 km2 (37 acres), uninhabited
  • Petite Martinique 2.37 km2 (590 acres), 550, capital North Village

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Coordinates: 12°44′N 61°21′W / 12.733°N 61.350°W / 12.733; -61.350