Grenada

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Grenada
Flag of Grenada
Motto: “Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People”[1]
Anthem: Hail Grenada
Location of Grenada
Capital
and largest city
St. George’s
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups82% black, 13% mixed black and European, 5% European and East Indian, and trace of Arawak/Carib[2]
DemonymGrenadian
GovernmentParliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Cécile La Grenade
Keith Mitchell
LegislatureParliament
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
February 7, 1974
Area
• Total
344 km2 (133 sq mi) (203rd)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• July 12, 2005 estimate
110,000 (185th)
• Density
319.8/km2 (828.3/sq mi) (45th)
GDP (PPP)2010 estimate
• Total
$1.098 billion[3]
• Per capita
$10,657[3]
GDP (nominal)2010 estimate
• Total
$674 million[3]
• Per capita
$6,542[3]
HDI (2007)Increase 0.813
very high · 74th
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone(UTC−4)
• Summer (DST)
 (UTC−4)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+1-473
ISO 3166 codeGD
Internet TLD.gd
a 2002 estimate.

Grenada is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea that received its independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. Its capital is St. George's.

The island was invaded by the American military in 1983 because of Cuba's presence there. In 2004, a hurricane named Ivan destroyed most of the island's resources.

Grenada is called the Spice Island on account of its most famous export, the nutmeg.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Government of Grenada Website". Retrieved 2007-11-01.
  2. "Grenada factbook". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Grenada". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2011-04-21.

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