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Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you need to know about this Caribbean island nation, e.g.: official web sites of Grenada, addresses of Grenada and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from Grenada.
Grenada - the Spice Island
Grenada | Camerhogne
Flag of Grenada
Grenada belongs to the Windward Islands, the southern group of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. It is an independent island state within the Commonwealth of Nations in the West Indies is one of the smallest independent countries in the western hemisphere. The state includes the southern half of the archipelago known as the Grenadines, the islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique as well as a group of largely uninhabitable small islands and islets north of Grenada in the Windward Islands.
Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year.
related countries: Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago
Windward Islands: Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Amerindian Name: Camerhogne
ISO Country Code: gd
Local Time = UTC -4h
Actual Time: Tue-Sept-2 00:15
Country Calling Code: +1 473
Capital City: Saint George's (est. pop. 33 000)
Type: Constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style Parliament.
Independence: 7 February 1974 (from UK).
Constitution: 19 December 1973
Coming into operation 7 February 1974.
Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago, and south of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Area: 344 km² (133 sq mi)
Terrain: Three volcanic islands (Grenada and the smaller islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique) with mountainous rainforest.
Climate: Tropical; tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds.
Population: 111,000 (2009)
Ethnic groups: African descent (75%), some South Asians (East Indians) and Europeans, trace Arawak/Carib Indian.
Religions: Roman Catholic, various Protestant denominations, Islam, Rastafarianism.
Languages: English (official).
Natural resources: Timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors.
Agriculture products: Bananas, cocoa, spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla, mace, citrus, avocados, root crops, sugarcane, corn, vegetables.
Industries: Food and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction.
Exports partners: Saint Lucia 12.7%, USA 12.2%, Antigua and Barbuda 8.7%, Netherlands 7.9%, Saint Kitts and Nevis 7.8%, Dominica 7.8%, Germany 7.1%, France 4.6% (2004)
Imports partners: Trinidad and Tobago 29.6%, USA 27.8%, UK 4.8% (2004)
Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
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The Government of Grenada
Official website of Granada's government.
The Prime Minister's Office
Granada's Prime Minister.
Embassy of Grenada
Grenada's embassy in the US, Washington DC.
Grenada Consulate office in Toronto
Consulate General of Grenada Canada.
Granada's Diplomatic Missions
Address list of Diplomatic Missions abroad.
Map of Grenada
Shaded relief map of Grenada.
Google Earth Grenada
Searchable map and satellite view of Grenada.
Google Earth Saint George's
Searchable map and satellite view of Grenada's capital city.
Map of Central America and the Caribbean
Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean.
Carriacou Island © grenadagrenadines.com
Provides also Grenada related news.
Grenada Broadcasting Network
Provides limited radio stream, news and forum.
Grenada Drum Festiva
Grenada Drum Festival, traditional drumming brought to Grenada by Africans.
Grenadian community site.
LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival 2007
Grenadian Regatta - yacht racing for ocean-going keelboats.
All about the spirit of Grenada's Carnival.
Grenada born musician.
Grenada Drum Festival
Eastern Caribbean Central
Grenada is ECCB Member.
Grenada Bureau of Standards
Improving the quality competitiveness of Grenadian Industries through Standardization.
De La Grenade Industries Ltd.
Manufacturer of Morne Delice Nutmeg Syrup and La Grenade Liqueur.
Links to accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, cruising, diving, tours and much more.
The Grenada Board of Tourism
Official island tourism Information.
Canadian Traveller's Guide to Grenada
Canadian site of the Grenada Board of Tourism.
Grenada Ministry of Tourism
Official site provides also some information on Grenada
Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association
The website introduces you to Grenada, the Isle of Spice, and its sister isles, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
A travel and resort guide to the Caribbean Island of Grenada.
An information gateway to the Grenadine islands.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
St. George's University
True Blue Campus.
Windward Island Research and Education Foundation
Founded in 1994, WINDREF seeks to advance health and environmental development through multi-disciplinary research and education programs.
A weekly briefing (year 2004) from the National Emergency Relief Organisation of Grenada focusing on the reconstruction following the devastation by Hurricane Ivan. Provides a photo gallery of desaster relief.
Remapping of Grenada
Article about remapping Grenada and more articles regarding the National Reconstruction following the destruction caused by Hurricane Ivan.
Eastern Caribbean Coalition for Environmental Awareness
Overall objective of ECCA's programme is to strengthen regional initiatives within the Eastern Caribbean, promote community based nature and heritage tourism, environmental education and to improve the conservation of island ecosystems.
History of Grenada
Overview on Grenadas history by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
A National Historic Site.
Nutmegs of Grenada © grenadagrenadines.com
A Grenada directory.
Under "Homepages" you will find a list of Grenada related pages.
Additional Information on GrenadaBBC News Country Profile: Grenada
Cultural Profile Project Canada: Grenada
Governments on the WWW: Grenada
Latin American Network Information Center
Open Directory Project: Grenada
The World Factbook -- Grenada
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