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Waters Caribbean Sea
archipelago Leeward Islands
Geographical location 12 ° 31 ′  N , 61 ° 27 ′  W Coordinates: 12 ° 31 ′  N , 61 ° 27 ′  W
Grenadines (Lesser Antilles)
Number of islands 32
Main island Carriacou
Total land area 79 km²
Residents 17,000
Map of the Grenadines

The Grenadines (English Grenadines ) are a cross-border chain of islands between the islands of St. Vincent , Ronde Island and Grenada and geographically belong to the islands above the wind and thus to the Lesser Antilles . They are located between the Caribbean Sea in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Politically, her northern islands belong to St. Vincent and the Grenadines , her southern islands to Grenada.

The Grenadines include the following inhabited islands: Bequia , Canouan , Mayreau , Mustique , Palm Island , Petit St. Vincent , Rabbit Island , Union Island , Young Island (all part of the state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines ) as well as Petite Martinique and Carriacou (both to the state of Grenada ).

In addition to these islands, there are a number of smaller, uninhabited islands (including Petite Nevis , Isle à Quatre , Battowia, Baliceaux , Petite Mustique , Pigeon Island , Samples Cay , Savan Island , Petit Canouan and Tobago Cays ).


  • The Europa World Year Book 2004 . 45th edition, Routledge, ISBN 1-85743-253-3 , pp. 3616-3624.
  • Jill Bobrow, Jana Jinkins: St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Gems of the Caribbean. 4th edition, Concepts Pub., Stockbridge (Mass.) 1985, ISBN 0-393-03309-0 .

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