For other uses, see Kingstown (disambiguation).
Town and Capital

Kingstown, Saint Vincent
Nickname(s): "City Of Arches"[1]

Location in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Coordinates: VC 13°09′28″N 061°13′30″W / 13.15778°N 61.22500°W / 13.15778; -61.22500Coordinates: VC 13°09′28″N 061°13′30″W / 13.15778°N 61.22500°W / 13.15778; -61.22500[2]
Country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Island Saint Vincent
Parish Saint George
Founded 1722
Population (2010)
  Total 16,500[3]
Time zone Eastern Caribbean Time Zone (ECT) (UTC-4)
Area code 784

Kingstown is the capital, chief port, and main commercial centre of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. With a population of 16,500 (2010), 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.


People of Kingstown, ca. 1902

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

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, ca 1793.[4]


The town is surrounded by steep hills.[5]


See also


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