Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

Population

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The country profiles are intended to provide some background and context for the descriptions of the churches. These profiles should be read in conjunction with those of the churches in the country.

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119137
Surface area:390 km2
Capital:Kingtown
GNI per capita:3600 US$
Classification:Developing economy
Languages:

English

Religions:

Christian: 89.00%

Hindu: 3.00%

Spiritist: 2.00%

Muslim: 2.00%

Baha'i: 1.00%

Other: 1.00%

Christianity:

Protestants: 55793

Independent: 25090

Anglicans: 19400

Pentecostals: 13483

Catholics: 8176

Orthodox: 80

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From 1763 until its independence, St. Vincent had a varying colonial relationship with Britain.  In 1776 a representative assembly was established; a Crown Colony government in 1877; a legislative council in 1925; and universal adult suffrage was granted in 1951.  St. Vincent was the establisher of the West Indies Federation, a failure in their attempt to gain freedom from Britain.  In finally gained full independence in 1979.  The land is plagued with many different natural disasters including volcanoes and hurricanes.  St. Vincent is primarily Christian due to its colonial background.  A native religion has developed on the island composed of African rituals and Christian liturgy; they are known as Converted Baptists. 

(Source:  Wikipedia)

 

Ecumenical Organizations and Councils

WCC member churches based in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

    WCC member churches present in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines

    Note: The list of churches present in countries is still in development.

    Last updated: 01/01/06