|The Robinson Library >> Grenada|
|Grenada Facts and Figures
It is believed that Spanish sailors named Grenada after the Spanish city of Granada.
Location approximately 90 mi (140 km) north of Trinidad
Area 133 sq mi (344 sq km)
Capital Saint George's
Currency East Caribbean Dollar
Independence Achieved February 7,
Flag a rectangle divided diagonally into yellow triangles and green triangles, with a red border around the flag; there are seven yellow, five-pointed stars with three centered in the top red border, three centered in the bottom red border, and one on a red disk superimposed at the center of the flag; there is also a symbolic nutmeg pod on the hoist-side triangle (Grenada is the world's second-largest producer of nutmeg, after Indonesia); the seven stars stand for the seven administrative divisions, with the central star denoting the capital, St. George; yellow represents the sun and the warmth of the people, green stands for vegetation and agriculture, and red symbolizes harmony, unity, and courage
CIA World Factbook www.cia.gov
|The Robinson Library
This page was last updated on 10/19/2018.