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Island name: Grenada

Country name: Grenada.

Data code: GJ.

Nationality: Grenadian(s).

Language: English (official). French patois is spoken by a minority. 

Capital: St. George's.

Population: 96,000 (1997 est.).

Climate: tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds.


Area: 345 sq km (133 sq miles).

Coastline: 121 km.

Size: 30 km x 13 km.

Terrain: volcanic in origin; divided by a central mountain range. 

Tourist Information

Average tourist arrivals: 111,000.

Electricity: 220 / 240 volts AC / 50 cycles.

Average tourist arrivals: 113,370 (2009).

Geographic coordinates: 12 07 N, 61 40 W. 

Highest point: Mount Saint Catherine 840 m.

Highlights: a fascinating and diverse landscape with tropical rain forests and a coastline with some of the finest beaches in the world. The beautiful smaller Grenadine Islands Carriacou and Petit Martinique are also part of Grenada and easy to reach by express ferry.

Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the most southerly of the Windward Islands.

Sleep: noisy little frogs might keep you awake at night.

Telephone: automatic, island wide telephone system. Full IDD service. Country code: 1-473.

Time: 1 hour ahead of Standard US Time and 5 hours ahead of Standard European Time (GMT - 4). 


Cost of living: food and accommodation costs are relative high. 

Credit cards: major credit cards are widely accepted. 

Currency: 1 EC dollar (EC$) = 100 cents. The East Caribbean dollar is converted at the fixed rate of $2.70 EC to $1.00 US.

Air Transport

Airport: Point Salines International Airport. The airport is situated 7km (4 miles) southwest of Grenada's capital, St George’s. There is a public bus from the airport to St George's, but service is irregular and most travellers prefer to get a taxi.

Water Transport

Ferry Service: 

Ports and harbors: Blowing Point, Road Bay. 


Ethnic groups: black.

Government type: parliamentary democracy. 

Legal system: based on English common law.

Literacy: 98% of the total population (male: 98%, female: 98%) 

Religions: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 14%, other Protestant sects 33.2%.


Agriculture products: nutmeg, cocoa, sugar cane, bananas, fruit and vegetables, mace.

GDP per capita: purchasing power parity - $3,160 (1996 est.).

Industries: food and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction. 

Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deep water harbors.

Partners: Caricom 32.3%, UK 20%, US 13%, Netherlands 8.8% (1991).

Unemployment rate: 20% (1996).

Radio frequencies
BBC World Service
MHz 17.84 15.22 6.195 5.975
Voice of America:
MHz 13.74 9.775 7.405 5.995