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Grenada Facts and Figures

It is believed that Spanish sailors named Grenada after the Spanish city of Granada.

map of Grenadalocation of GrenadaLocation approximately 90 mi (140 km) north of Trinidad

Area 133 sq mi (344 sq km)
Coastline 75 mi (121 km)
Highest Point Mount Saint Catherine; 2,757 ft (840 m)
Lowest Point Caribbean Sea; sea level
Natural Resources timber

Nationality Grenadian
Population (June 2014 est)
110,152
Ethnic Groups black, mixed black and European
Languages English (official), French patois
Religions Roman Catholic, Anglican, other Protestant
Largest Cities Saint George's

Capital Saint George's
Current Constitution Adopted
December 19, 1973
Form of Government parliamentary democracy
Chief of State
Queen Elizabeth II; represented by Governor General Cecile La Grenade (since May 7, 2013)
Head of Government
Prime Minister Keith Mitchell (since February 20, 2013)
Cabinet appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister
Legislature bicameral Parliament
Judiciary
local Magistrate's Courts; Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court; Itinerant Court of Appeal
Local Administration 6 parishes and 1 dependency

Currency East Caribbean Dollar
Per Capita Income
$13,900
Principal Industries
food and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction
Agricultural Products
bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace, citrus, avocados, root crops, sugarcane, corn, vegetables
Export Commodities
nutmeg, bananas, cocoa, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace
Import Commodities
food, manufactured goods, machinery, chemicals, fuel

Independence Achieved February 7, 1974
From United Kingdom
National Holiday Independence Day, 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

flag of Grenada


CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gj.html


Queen Elizabeth II

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