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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
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.
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
Major political parties: National Democratic Congress (NDC),
majority; New National Party (NNP); Grenada United Labor Party
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.
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,
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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