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Kingstown

Kingstown
Kingstown, Saint Vincent
Kingstown, Saint Vincent
Nickname(s): 
City Of Arches[1]
Kingstown is located in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Kingstown
Kingstown
Location in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Coordinates: 13°09?28?N 061°13?30?W / 13.15778°N 61.22500°W / 13.15778; -61.22500Coordinates: 13°09?28?N 061°13?30?W / 13.15778°N 61.22500°W / 13.15778; -61.22500[2]
CountrySaint Vincent and the Grenadines
IslandSaint Vincent
ParishSaint George
Founded1722
Population
(2012)[3]
 o Total12,909
Time zoneUTC-4 (Eastern Caribbean Time Zone (ECT))
784
ClimateAf

Kingstown is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. With a population of 12,909 (2012),[3] 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. [4]

History

People of Kingstown, ca. 1902

The modern capital, Kingstown, was founded by French settlers shortly after 1722, although Saint Vincent had 196 years of British rule before its independence.[5]

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, c. 1793.[6]

Geography

The town is surrounded by steep hills.[7]

Transportation

The city is served by Argyle International Airport, which has commercial passenger services to the United States, Canada and, soon, to the United Kingdom.

Sights

  • Botanic Gardens St. Vincent: Located on the northern outskirts of Kingstown are the Botanical Gardens. Kingstown is overlooked by Fort Charlotte on the north side of town. It is located 190 metres (620 ft) above sea level.[8]
  • The St. George's Cathedral
  • The Cruise Ship Berth

See also

References

  1. ^ "Exploring Kingstown". discoversvg.com. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Kingstown". Wikimapia. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b "2012 POPULATION & HOUSING CENSUS PRELIMINARY REPORT" (PDF). Statistical Office Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "About Kingstown (St Vincent and the Grenadines)". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "History in Kingstown (St Vincent)". Exploring Tourism. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.bioversityinternational.org/index.php?id=21&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=531&tx_ttnews%5BbackPID%5D=%7Bpage:uid%7D&no_cache=1 Archived 5 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Kingstown". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Attractions:Kingstown". Frommer's. Retrieved 2013.

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