Grenada - At a glance


Grenada at a glanceLevera Beach, Grenada by Celia Sorhaindo

Location Grenada 12°07’N, 61°40’W, Carriacou 12°29’N, 61°27’W, Petite Martinique 12°31’N, 61°23’W. The tri-island state of Grenada is located at the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands in the West Indies between St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

Size Tri-island state of Grenada: 344km²

Climate Tropical: average daytime 25°C winter, 31°C summer

Population c100,000

Capital St George’s

Other main towns Gouyave, Grenville, Sauteurs (Grenada), Hillsborough (Carriacou)

Economy Tourism and agriculture

Language English

Main religions Roman Catholic, Anglican

Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD or EC$); for up-to-date rates, go to www.xe.com.

Airports Maurice Bishop International Airport (Grenada), Lauriston Airport (Carriacou).

International dialling code +1 473

Time GMT –4 hours

Electricity supply 220V, 50Hz with UK-style three-pin sockets. Many hotels and self-catering cottages and villas also have a 110v supply with two-pin sockets.

Flag Four triangles of yellow (top and bottom) and green (left and right) form a rectangle against a red background with a line of three gold stars above and below. At the centre is a red circle with a seventh gold star. On the lefthand green triangle is a nutmeg pod.

National bird Grenada dove (Leptolia wellsi)

National flower Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectablis)

(Photo: Levera beach is a beautiful natural white-sand beach, and it is also a protected turtle-hatching site where visitors may be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of giant leatherbacks © Celia Sorhaindo)

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