State of Grenada
Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)
Area: 133 sq mi (344 sq km)
Population (2004 est.): 89,357 (growth rate 0.1%); birth rate: 22.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 14.6/1000; life expectancy: 64.5; density per sq mi: 673
Capital: St. George's
Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar
Language: English (official), French patois
Ethnicity/race: black 82%, mixed black and European 13%, European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian
Religions: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
Literacy rate: 90% (1970 est.)
Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors. Exports: $46 million (2002 est.): bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace. Imports: $208 million (2002 est.): food, manufactured goods, machinery, chemicals, fuel. Major trading partners: Germany, U.S., Bangladesh, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, France, Trinidad and Tobago, UK.
Member of Commonwealth of Nations
The yellow represents sunshine, warmth, and wisdom; green symbolizes the lush vegetation and agriculture.
Grenada (the first “a” is a long vowel) is the most southerly of the Windward Islands, about 100 mi (161 km) from the Venezuelan coast. It is a volcanic island traversed by a mountain range, the highest peak of which is Mount St. Catherine (2,756 ft; 840 m).
Constitutional monarchy. A governor-general represents the sovereign, Elizabeth II.
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