ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN SAINT VINCENT and THE GRENADINES

      

General Information

Sovereign                  : Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Total area                  : 150 sq mi (389 sq km)

Population (2007 est.) : 118,149

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Kingstown, 17,600

Monetary unit           : East Caribbean dollar

Languages               : English, French patois

Ethnicity/race           : Black 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 7%

Religions                  : Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant

Literacy rate            : 96% (1970 est.)

Economic summary  : GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $902 million; per capita $3,600 (2005 est). Real growth rate: 4.4% (2007 est). Inflation: –1% (2005 est.).

    St. Vincent, chief island of the chain, is 18 mi (29 km) long and 11 mi (18 km) wide and is located 100 mi (161 km) west of Barbados. The island is mountainous and well forested. St. Vincent is dominated by the volcano Mount Soufrière, which rises to 4,048 ft (1,234 m). The Grenadines, a chain of nearly 600 islets with a total area of only 17 sq mi (27 sq km), extend for 60 mi (96 km) between St. Vincent and Grenada. The main islands in the Grenadines are Bequia, Balliceau, Canouan, Mayreau, Mustique, Isle D'Quatre, Petit Saint Vincent, and Union Island.

   The Carib Indians inhabited St. Vincent before the Europeans arrived, and the island still sports a sizable number of Carib artifacts. Explored by Columbus in 1498, and alternately claimed by Britain and France, St. Vincent became a British colony by the Treaty of Paris in 1763. In 1773, the island was divided between the Caribs and the British, but conflicts between the groups persisted. In 1776, the Caribs revolted and were subdued. Thereafter the British deported most of them to islands in the Gulf of Honduras. Sugarcane cultivation brought thousands of African slaves and, later, Portuguese and East Indian laborers.

  The islands belonged to the West Indies Federation from 1958 until its dissolution in 1962, won home rule in 1969 as part of the West Indies Associated States, and achieved full independence Oct. 27, 1979.

 

Islamic History and Muslims

According to the United States Department of State, Islam is a minority religion in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with some Muslims living in the island nation. According to 1988 statistics, there 1% Muslim in in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

  Islamic Centers and Organizations

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

Community Development Association

Community Development Association
8 York Street, Off Gaurd Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone,
Kingstown, , SAINT VINCENT GRENADINES

232-76761035
cdasl20022002@yahoo.co.uk

Prayers and to help on Islamic Education and promotion of Islam in helping others to construct thier Mosques.

 

 

 

 

 

   Muslim Owned Business

Organization Name

Address

Phone-Fax-Email-Web

General Information

 

 

 

 

References
Islam in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines  , June, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107935.html   June, 2008).
Islam Finder ( http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=saint_vincent_grenadines  , June, 2008).
World Religions Statistics ( http://www.adherents.com/adhloc/Wh_292.html#665  , June, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , June 2008.