Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colorful homes, Georgian buildings, and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.

The island of Grenada itself is more mountainous than the others and covered by dense forest. Its land rises from a narrow, coastal plain into areas of dormant volcanic ridges and valleys. Mount St. Catherine is the highest point rising to 840 m (2,760 ft).

Key Cities

Key cities in Grenada include St.George’s, Gouyave, Grenville, Victoria, Saint Davids, Sauteurs, and Hillsborough.

Historical, Cultural facts & Religion

About 2 million years ago, Grenada was formed as an underwater volcano. Before the arrival of Europeans, Grenada was inhabited by Arawaks and, subsequently, Caribs. Christopher Columbus sighted Grenada in 1498 during his third voyage to the new world. He named the island “Concepción.

Grenadian culture is a mixture of British, African, West Indian and French influences which has left an indomitable influence in the folklore, dialect, music and general way of life. French influence on Grenadian culture can still be found in surnames, names of villages and the local dialect or Patois.

About 65 percent of Grenadians are Roman Catholic. Most of the rest belong to Protestant denominations which include Anglican, Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, and Baptist. Most of Grenada’s small Indian population is Hindu.

Brief Country History

Grenada’s first known inhabitants were the Ciboney. The first settlers, the peaceful Arawaks, moved to the island from the Amazon Basin of South America. Around 1000 A.D., the warlike Caribs arrived from South America. They destroyed the Arawak settlements. In 1498 Christopher Columbus discovered Grenada; he called it Concepci’on.

The name Grenada came from Spanish sailors who, passing by, found its hills reminiscent of their homeland. The island changed hands several times between Britain and France until it was awarded to Britain in the 1783 Treaty of Versailles. In 1974, Grenada declared independence from Britain. Sir Eric Gairy served as Grenada’s leader until 1979; these years were filled with governmental violence and oppression. In quelling one protest march, Gairy forces shot the father of opposition leader Maurice Bishop. Public sympathy and Cuban support for Bishop increased until Gairy’s government was overthrown. Four years later in 1983, Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard, a zealous Marxist, overthrew Bishop. At this point the Organization of Caribbean States requested help from the United States. The US intervened on Oct. 25, 1983, and Herbert Blaize was elected Prime Minister on Dec. 3, 1984.

Language (s) Written & Spoken

The official language in Grenada is English. There are also two other languages recognized in Grenada: Grenadian English Creole, and Grenadian French Creole. The languages spoken in Grenada reflect this island’s history and migration of people to the island.

Important Types of Commerce in Grenada

Grenada is an independent country located in the West Indies. The country is made up of the main island of Grenada and other six small islands found in the northern part of the main Island. Other islands lying close to Grenada include Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines. Venezuela lies to the north-east part of Grenada, and the country spans an area of 134.6 square miles, and its population is about 107,317 people according to the 2016 estimates. The capital city of Grenada is St George, which is also the largest city on the island.

In 2018, Grenada had a GDP based on purchasing power parity of $1.7 billion, ranking the country as the 119th highest. In the same year, Grenada had a nominal GDP per capita of $15,749, and GDP grew by 6.4% in 2015 and 3.7% in 2016, while in 2017 the growth was 4.5% and 3.3% in 2018. Important industries in Grenada include:

  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Quarrying
  • Manufacturing

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