The Grenadines are a chain of small islands that lie on a line between the larger islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. Nine are inhabited and open to the public (or ten, if the offshore island of Young Island is counted): Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Petit St Vincent, Palm Island and Mayreau, all in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, plus Petite Martinique and Carriacou in Grenada. Several additional privately-owned islands such as Calivigny are also inhabited. Notable uninhabited islands of the Grenadines include Petit Nevis, used by whalers, and Petit Mustique, which was the centre of a prominent real estate scam in the early 2000s.
|Major islands||Carriacou, Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent, and Palm Island.|
|Area||86 km2 (33 sq mi)|
The northern two-thirds of the chain, including about 32 islands and cays, are part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The southern third of the chain belongs to the country of Grenada. Carriacou is the largest and most populous of the Grenadines (excluding Grenada).
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.
Larger islands of the GrenadinesEdit
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit
|Bequia||18.3 km2 (7.1 sq mi)||5,000||Port Elizabeth|
|Mustique||5.70 km2 (2.20 sq mi)||800||Lovell (private island)|
|Union Island||9 km2 (3.5 sq mi)||2,700||Clifton|
|Canouan||7.60 km2 (2.93 sq mi)||1,200||Port Charlestown|
|Mayreau||1.20 km2 (300 acres)||280||Old Wall|
|Palm Island||0.55 km2 (140 acres)||Cactus Hill (private island)|
|Petit Saint Vincent||0.46 km2 (110 acres)||Telescope Hill (private island)|
|Tobago Cays||0.25 km2 (62 acres)||marine reserve|
|Isle à Quatre||1.52 km2 (380 acres)|
|Baliceaux||1.20 km2 (300 acres)|
|Bettowia||0.71 km2 (180 acres)|
|Petit Mustique||0.40 km2 (99 acres)|
|Petit Nevis||0.29 km2 (72 acres)|
|Petit Canouan||0.20 km2 (49 acres)|
|Savan||0.11 km2 (27 acres)|
Carriacou and Petite Martinique is a dependency of Grenada and has a population of 10,900 people. Carriacou is the largest of the Grenadine chain. These islands contains:
|Carriacou||32.73 km2 (12.64 sq mi)||10,000||Hillsborough|
|Petite Martinique||2.37 km2 (590 acres)||900||North Village|
|Ronde Island||8.1 km2 (2,000 acres)|
|Caille Island||1.62 km2 (400 acres)|
|Saline Island||0.11 km2 (27 acres)|
|Large Island||0.15 km2 (37 acres)|
|Frigate Island||0.09 km2 (22 acres)|
- "St Vincent and the Grenadines, Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report 2012". The Census Office, SVG Government. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
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