Where is Grenada?

Located in the Caribbean, Grenada is an island nation. It has a 121.00 km coastline.

St. George’s is the capital city of Grenada. The town is a favorite tourist destination spot, mostly thanks to its rich cultural heritage. Many crops are grown in St. George’s, particularly spices like cocoa, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla.

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Grenada is a North American country covering 344.00 km2. This makes it the 11th smallest country in the world and about 8 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 12 07 N, 61 40 W and St. George's is the capital city.

The name Grenada comes from the Spanish city if Granada, which means itself means "pomegranete".

Its ISO code is GD.

Geography

Grenada has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a tropical climate affected by northeast trade winds. Its terrain is mostly volcanic and mountainous.

Population

Grenada has a population of 111,219 making it the 189th largest in the world. One-third of the population can be found in the capital of St. George's.

English is the official language. The major ethnic group reported is African descent. The majority of the country is Protestant Christian or Roman Catholic.

English is the official language of Grenada. However, the country’s population primarily speaks Grenada Creole English and Grenada Creole French. Grenada is also home to indigenous languages such as Karina and Ineri.

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The dialing code for the country is -472.

Government

Grenada is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. Its constitution was last ratified in 1974.

Grenada is a democratic nation covering an area of 348.5 square kilometers. It gained its independence from the United Kingdom in February of 1974. The Grenadian government consists of a monarch, prime minister, governor general, and legislature.

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Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Grenada's GDP is $1,511,000,000.00 (USD) with $14,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 197th largest economy and its citizens the 113th richest in the world. The currency of Grenada is the Dollar (XCD).

Its major export partners are Nigeria, St. Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda. Its main exports are nutmeg, bananas, cocoa, and fruit and vegetables. Its major import partners are Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. Its major imports include food, manufactured goods, and machinery.

Flag

Red, yellow, and green are the dominant colors of the flag of Grenada. The flag was designed by Anthony George and was adopted in 1974. The Grenadian flag serves as both the state and civil ensign.

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This page was last modified on February 6th, 2018