Description: The Physical Map of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a country located in the volcanic arc of the Caribbean Plate Tectonic. It is placed on the windward side of the Lesser Antilles. The total area taken up by the islands is 390 square kilometers out of which 342.7 square kilometers. The country lies between north latitude 13.16 degrees and west longitude 61.23 degrees.
The highest point in the country is called Soufriere, it is a volcanic peak which sits 1,234 meters above sea level. However the lowest natural point rest at the mean sea level on the Caribbean Sea.
The coastlines of the country are very different from each other as the leeward end is full of beautiful sandy beaches whereas the windward side is very rugged and full of undulating terrain. The limited rainfall makes vegetation very difficult and only 10% of the entire land area is considered arable.
Forests and woodlands cover a massive 36%. Being located at the very edge of the Caribbean Plate Tectonic, the country is frequented by many earthquakes. It is also located at the ending point of the Atlantic and Caribbean hurricane belt. There are many hurricanes that rock the country in the second half of the year.
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