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Countries of the World: Grenada
Resources about Grenada including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Grenada GDP (2009, current dollars): $626.6 million. GDP growth rate (2009): -6.8%. Per capita GDP (2009, current dollars): $6,028. Inflation (2009): -2.4%. Agriculture: Nutmeg, cocoa, bananas, other fruits, vegetables, mace, and fish. Services: Tourism and education. Construction: Housing development and tourism renovations. Trade (2009): Exports--$29 million (merchandise) and $139 million (commercial services). Major markets--Dominica (16.4%), United States (16.3%), European Union (16.1%), Saint Lucia (11.2%), and Barbados (9.2%). Imports--$282 million (merchandise) and $86 million (commercial services). Major suppliers--United States (30.9%), Trinidad and Tobago (24.9%), European Union (10.7%), Venezuela (7%), and Japan (3.6%). Official exchange rate: EC$2.70 = U.S. $1. Total debt outstanding and disbursed (2009): $519 million.

Geography of Grenada Area: 344 sq. km. (133 sq. mi.); about twice the size of Washington, DC. Cities: Capital--St. George's (est. pop. 33,734). Terrain: Three volcanic islands (Grenada and the smaller islands of Carriacou and Petit Martinique) with a mountainous rainforest on the largest island of Grenada. Climate: Tropical.

Government of Grenada Type: Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth. Independence: February 7, 1974. Constitution: December 19, 1975. Branches: Executive--governor general (representing Queen Elizabeth II, head of state), prime minister (head of government), cabinet. Legislative--bicameral parliament. Judicial--magistrates' courts, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (high court and court of appeals), final appeal to Privy Council in London. Subdivisions: Six parishes and two dependencies (Carriacou and Petit Martinique). Major political parties: National Democratic Congress (NDC), majority; New National Party (NNP); Grenada United Labor Party (GULP). Suffrage: Universal at 18.

Map of Grenada This Map of Grenada shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including St. George's the capital of Grenada. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Grenada The Official Name of Grenada is Grenada. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Grenada Nationality: Noun and adjective--Grenadian(s). Population (2009): 103,930. Annual population growth rate (2009): 0.4%. Ethnic groups: African descent (89%), some South Asians (East Indians) and Europeans, trace Arawak/Carib Indian. Religions: Roman Catholic, various Protestant denominations, Islam, Rastafarianism. Languages: English (official). Education: Years compulsory--10 grades or age 16. Literacy-- 96% of adult population. Health (2008): Infant mortality rate--13/1,000. Life expectancy--men 74 years; women 77 years. Work force (2008): 47,581. Unemployment (2008): 24.9%.

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