Quick Facts

  • Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1498
  • Gained independence from Great Britain February 7, 1974  – one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere
  • Location:  Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Area;  133 sq. miles, twice the size of Washington, D.C.
  • Population:  109,011
  • Capital and largest city:  Saint George”s, 40,000
  • Climate:  tropical, tempered by northeast trade winds
  • Terrain:  volcanic in origin with central mountains
  • Nationality:  Grenadians
  • Ethnic groups:  black 82%, mixed black and European 13%, others
  • Language:  English (official)  French patois
  • Religions:  Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
  • Literacy:  96% age 15 and over can read and write
  • Economy:  tourism is the main source of foreign exchange.  In 2004-05 hurricanes severely damaged the agricultural sector- particularly nutmeg and cocoa cultivation.  Grenada has rebounded from this but is it strapped with enormous debt.  Grenada is one of the worlds largest exporters of nutmeg and mace crops.
  • Current weather conditions –  www.weather.com
  • Tips for Travel in country – www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates –  www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • Grenada’s government is a parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm
  • Chief of State:  Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor General Caryle Arnold Glean who is appointed by the monarchy
  • Head of Government:  Prime Minister Tillman Thomas – usually the leader of the majority party or coalition and appointed by the Governor General

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