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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

piątek, 21 marca 2014

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Lesser Antilles Island arc, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean. To the north of Saint Vincent lies Saint Lucia, to the east Barbados. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a densely populated country (over 300 inhabitants/km2) with approximately 120,000 inhabitants.

Did you know that:
1. St. Vincent and the Grenadines were first found by the famous explorer Christopher Columbus in 1498.
2. The laborers brought in to serve on the plantations were brought in from Africa in the form of slaves who married among the local population to give birth to the Black Caribs.
3. The tourism industry has won St. Vincent and the Grenadines the Best Sailing & Yachting Island of The Year award for the year 2009.
3. Two of the popular local drinks found in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are Hairoun beer and Sunset rum.
4. Hairoun is actually the original Amerindian name of St. Vincent and means ‘Land of the Blessed’.
5. The capital city of Kingstown is known to have at least 400 arches and is also referred to as the city of arches.
6. All three parts of the movie ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ were shot in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

3 komentarze:

Zuzanna Kuczera pisze...

Zazdroszczę Ci tylu świetnych "łupów". :)

Souvenirmaniac pisze...

Dzięki ;) Byłoby ich znacznie więcej, gdyby część ludzi, z którymi się wymieniam nie okazywała się być oszustami. . . :(

Paula Nowak pisze...

Moją pasją akurat zamiast breloczki są magnesy na lodówkę ;) i oczywiście pocztówki ;) ale niestety w mojej kolekcji nie ma jeszcze dużo państw ;)
ZAZDROSZCZĘ! ;)

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