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A virtual travel guide to the Spice Island. This page aims to give you a broad overview of Grenada's art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.
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 - the Spice Island
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Grenada | Camerhogne

Country Profile


Flag of Grenada
Flag of Grenada

Background:
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
 
 
where in the Caribbean is Grenada

Official Name:
Grenada
Amerindian Name: Camerhogne

ISO Country Code: gd

Time:
Local Time = UTC -4h
Actual Time: Fri-Apr-18  06:34

Country Calling Code: +1 473

Capital City: Saint George's (est. pop. 33 000)

Government:
Type: Constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style Parliament.
Independence: 7 February 1974 (from UK).
Constitution: 19 December 1973
Coming into operation 7 February 1974.

Geography:
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 kmĀ² (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.

People:
Nationality: Grenadian(s).
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).
Literacy: 95%

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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Official Sites of Grenada

The Government of Grenada
Official website of Granada's government.

The Prime Minister's Office
Granada's Prime Minister.


Diplomatic Missions
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.


Maps
Map of Grenada
Shaded relief map of Grenada.
Google Earth Google Earth Grenada
Searchable map and satellite view of Grenada.
Google Earth 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, Grenada
Carriacou Island © grenadagrenadines.com
 

News

Radio
Grenada Broadcast
Provides also Grenada related news.
Grenada Broadcasting Network
Provides limited radio stream, news and forum.
 

 

Arts & Culture

Grenada Drum Festiva
Grenada Drum Festival, traditional drumming brought to Grenada by Africans.

GrenadianConnection.com
Grenadian community site.

LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival 2007
Grenadian Regatta - yacht racing for ocean-going keelboats.

Spicemasgrenada.com
All about the spirit of Grenada's Carnival.

Synnah
Grenada born musician.
 
Grenada Drum Festival
Grenada Drum Festival
 

Business & Economy

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
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.



 
 

Destination Grenada - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Grenada: Grenada, Carriacou (Carry-a KOO) and Petite Martinique (Pitty Mar-ti-NEEK), Mount St. Catherine, Grand Etang rainforest
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.


Grenada Explorer
A travel and resort guide to the Caribbean Island of Grenada.
Grenadines Net
An information gateway to the Grenadine islands.
 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Birding Grenada

Education

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.
 
 

Environment

NERO News
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

From its sighting by Christopher Columbus in 1498 until French settlement began in 1650, the indigenous Caribs prevented European colonization on Grenada. A point of dispute between England and France, the island became permanently British in 1783. The British colonists imported African slaves and established sugar plantations. In 1967, Grenada became an associated state of Britain with full internal self-government. When complete independence was achieved in Feb., 1974, Grenada became a full member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

History of Grenada
Overview on Grenadas history by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Fort George
A National Historic Site.

 
Nutmegs of Grenada
Nutmegs of Grenada © grenadagrenadines.com

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Grenada Guide
A Grenada directory.
Spiceisle.com
Under "Homepages" you will find a list of Grenada related pages.


Additional Information on Grenada

BBC News Country Profile: Grenada
Cultural Profile Project Canada: Grenada
Governments on the WWW: Grenada
LANIC: Grenada
Latin American Network Information Center
Open Directory Project: Grenada
Wikipedia: Grenada
The World Factbook -- Grenada
 
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