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Destination Grenada, the island nation of Grenada which consists of the main island of Grenada, known as the "Spice Island", and and 8 smaller satellite islands, Carriacou, Petit Martinique, Ronde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island, and Frigate Island.

The area of Grenada is 344 km².

Grenada belongs to the Windward Islands, it has a population of 107,000 inhabitants (in 2015). Grenada's capital and largest city is St. George's. Spoken languages are English (official) and Grenadian Creole English and Grenadian Creole French.





 

Grenada | Camerhogne


Country Profile



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


 
 



Official Name:
Grenada
Amerindian Name: Camerhogne

ISO Country Code: gd

Time:
Local Time = UTC -4h
Actual Time: Sat-Sept-25  14:27

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 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.

People:
Nationality: Grenadian(s).
Population: 107,000 (2015)
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 - commodities: nutmeg, bananas, cocoa, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace

Exports - partners: Nigeria 44.7%, St. Lucia 10.8%, Antigua and Barbuda 7.3%, St. Kitts and Nevis 6.6%, Dominica 6.6%, US 5.8% (2015)

Imports - commodities: food, manufactured goods, machinery, chemicals, fuel

Imports - partners: Trinidad and Tobago 49.6%, US 16.4% (2015)


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.
 

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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.

XXSynnah
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.
 

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 & Nature


XXNERO 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.

XXRemapping 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.
 
Grenada the Spice Island
Grenada - the Spice Island
© grenadagrenadines.com

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.

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

Fort George
A National Historic Site.

 
Nutmegs of Grenada
Nutmegs of Grenada
© grenadagrenadines.com

Sources and additional Information on Grenada


BBC Country Profile: Grenada

The Commonwealth: Grenada

LANIC: Grenada
Latin American Network Information Center

Wikipedia: Grenada
The World Factbook -- Grenada
 
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