Grenada
in Caribbean
North America

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - XCD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz
ISO 2-Letter code:
GD
Internet top level domain:
.gd
Country phone prefix:
+1-473
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Grenada

Grenada with its capital `Alavi Kola is located in North America (Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 345 square kilometers (twice the size of Washington, DC) with a population of 111,724. English is the language spoken by people in Grenada. There are no land based border this country shares with any other country.

Grenada is a group of three larger islands (Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique) and several tiny islands in the Caribbean, or West Indies. It lies just northeast of Trinidad and Tobago, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is famous for spices and is known as the Spice Isle, being a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa.

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Administrative regions of Grenada

About the country

The terrain is volcanic in origin with central mountains. The average density of population is about 325 per km². The climate in Grenada can be described as tropical with tempered by northeast trade winds. Possible natural disasters include hurricane season lasts from June to November, lies on edge of hurricane belt and Mount Saint Catherine (840 m) lies on the island of Grenada; Kick 'em Jenny, an active submarine volcano (seamount) on the Caribbean Sea floor, lies about 8 km north of the island of Grenada; these two volcanoes are at the southern end of the volcanic isl.

To reach someone Grenada dial +1-473 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".gd". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is XCD.

A rectangle divided diagonally into yellow triangles (top and bottom) and green triangles (hoist side and outer side), 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

Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. 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 and have continued since then.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 205) 344sq km
Land (World Rank: 202) 344sq km
Forest (World Rank: 177) 2.90%
Comparative twice the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
121
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 178) 840m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 129) 32.30%
Arable (World Rank: 123) 8.80%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 9) 20.60%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 177) 2.90%
Irrigated land (World Rank: 165) 20sq km
Map reference
Central America and the Caribbean
Environment
Issues
  • - coastal erosion and contamination
  • - deforestation causing habitat destruction and species loss
  • - inadequate solid waste management
  • - pollution and sedimentation
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Endangered Species
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
  • - Whaling
Hazzards
  • - hurricane season lasts from June to November
  • - lies on edge of hurricane belt
  • - Mount Saint Catherine (840 m) lies on the island of Grenada; Kick 'em Jenny, an active submarine volcano (seamount) on the Caribbean Sea floor, lies about 8 km north of the island of Grenada; these two volcanoes are at the southern end of the volcanic isl
Location
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Climate
tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds
Terrain
volcanic in origin with central mountains

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 188) 111,724
Deathrate (World Rank: 83) 0.82%
Birthrate (World Rank: 120) 1.55%
Growthrate (World Rank: 158) 0.44%
Migration rate (World Rank: 139) -0.29%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 113) 2.02%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 98) 31.50
Female (World Rank: 106) 31.60
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 190) 13,914
0 14 female (World Rank: 190) 12,893
15 24 male (World Rank: 190) 8,377
15 24 female (World Rank: 190) 8,414
25 54 male (World Rank: 189) 23,099
25 54 female (World Rank: 188) 22,013
55 64 male (World Rank: 190) 6,016
55 64 female (World Rank: 191) 5,740
65 x male (World Rank: 192) 5,210
65 x female (World Rank: 192) 6,048
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 138) 0.97%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 121) 75years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 120) 77years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 118) 72years
Hospital bed per 1000 (World Rank: 62) 3.50
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 43) 98.00%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 90) 21.30%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 97) 96.60%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 185) 200,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 191) 185,000,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 41) 98.00%
Source renew (World Rank: 117) 2.00%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 190) 2,300bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 184) 2,259bbl / day
Carbon footprint
500000

Nation

Budget
Health (World Rank: 102) 6% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 56) -1% of GDP
National symbol
Grenada dove
National colours
yellow
Adjective
Grenadian
Noun
Grenadian(s)
Background
Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. 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 and have continued since then.
Flag description
a rectangle divided diagonally into yellow triangles (top and bottom) and green triangles (hoist side and outer side), 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

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 197) 1,524,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 72) 3.70%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 109) 14,200USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 96) 9.00%
Source industry (World Rank: 180) 14.60%
Source service (World Rank: 36) 76.50%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 185) 59,900
In poverty (World Rank: 42) 38.00%
Products
Industries
  • - beverages
  • - construction
  • - food
  • - light assembly operations
  • - textiles
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - avocados
  • - bananas
  • - citrus
  • - cocoa
  • - corn
  • - mace
  • - nutmeg
  • - root crops
  • - sugarcane
  • - vegetables
Exports
  • - bananas
  • - clothing
  • - cocoa
  • - fruit
  • - mace
  • - nutmeg
  • - vegetables
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - food
  • - fuel
  • - machinery
  • - manufactured goods

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 167) 26,776
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 72) 24.00
Mobile per 100 (World Rank: 121) 107.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 183) 62,123
Population (World Rank: 105) 55.90%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 164) 3.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 184) 1,127
Paved length (World Rank: 154) 687
Unpaved length (World Rank: 133) 440