KINGSTOWN

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Kingstown is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. With a population of 16,500 (2010), Kingstown is the most populous settlement in the country. It is the centre for the island's agricultural industry and a port of entry for tourists.

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Kingstown is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. With a population of 16,500 (2010), Kingstown is the most populous settlement in the country. It is the centre for the island's agricultural industry and a port of entry for tourists. The city lies within the parish of Saint George in the south-west corner of Saint Vincent.

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POPULATION : 16,500
FOUNDED :  1722
TIME ZONE : Eastern Caribbean Time Zone (ECT) (UTC-4)
LANGUAGE : English, French patois
RELIGION : Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%
AREA :
ELEVATION :
COORDINATES : 13°09′28″N 061°13′30″W
SEX RATIO : Male: 50.48%  
 Female: 49.52%
ETHNIC :66% African
19% Mixed
6.0% East Indian
4.0% European
2.0% Carib Amerindian
3.0% others
AREA CODE : 784
POSTAL CODE :
DIALING CODE : +1 784
WEBSITE :

Tourism

The tourism sector has considerable potential for development. The recent filming of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies on the island has helped to expose the country to more potential visitors and investors. Recent growth has been stimulated by strong activity in the construction sector and an improvement in tourism.

History

The modern capital, Kingstown, was originally founded by French settlers shortly after 1722, although Saint Vincent had 196 years of British rule before her independence.

The botanical garden, conceived in 1765, is one of the oldest in the Western hemisphere. William Bligh, made famous from the Mutiny on the Bounty, brought seed of the Breadfruit tree here for planting, ca 1793.

Prices in Kingstown

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MARKET / SUPERMARKET

Milk1 liter$2.60
Tomatoes1 kg$1.75
Cheese0.5 kg$3.70
Apples1 kg$2.30
Oranges1 kg$2.45
Beer (domestic)0.5 l$1.70
Bottle of Wine1 bottle$10.00
Coca-Cola2 liters$1.60
Bread1 piece$1.50
Water1.5 l$1.50

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RESTAURANTS

Dinner (Low-range)for 2$22.00
Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$
Dinner (High-range)for 2$80.00
Mac Meal or similar1 meal$6.00
Water0.33 l$1.30
Cappuccino1 cup$4.00
Beer (Imported)0.33 l$2.60
Beer (domestic)0.5 l$1.85
Coca-Cola0.33 l$1.55
Coctail drink1 drink$

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ENTERTAINMENT

Cinema2 tickets$
Gym1 month$
Men’s Haircut1 haircut$
Theatar2 tickets$
Mobile (prepaid)1 min.$0.25
Pack of Marlboro1 pack$

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PERSONAL CARE

Antibiotics1 pack$
Tampons32 pieces$
Deodorant50 ml.$5.30
Shampoo400 ml.$5.00
Toilet paper4 rolls$1.45
Toothpaste1 tube$2.50

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CLOTHES / SHOES

Jeans (Levis 501 or similar)1$70.00
Dress summer (Zara, H&M)1$37.00
Sport shoes (Nike, Adidas)1$68.00
Leather shoes1$72.00

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TRANSPORTATION

Gasoline1 liter$
TaxiStart$
Taxi1 km$
Local Transport1 ticket$

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