Grenada at a glance
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
Capital St George’s
Other main towns Gouyave, Grenville, Sauteurs (Grenada), Hillsborough (Carriacou)
Economy Tourism and agriculture/agro-products
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)