Grenada

 
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Grenada is an island nation consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Its size is 344 km² with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George's. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove.

The island Grenada itself is the largest island; smaller Grenadines are Carriacou, Petit Martinique, Ronde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island and Frigate Island. Most of the population lives on Grenada itself, and major towns there include the capital, St. George’s, Grenville and Gouyave. The largest settlement on the other islands is Hillsborough on Carriacou.

In April 2007, Grenada jointly hosted (along with several other Caribbean nations) the 2007 Cricket World Cup. After Hurricane Ivan, the Chinese government paid for the new $40 million national stadium, along with the aid of over 300 Chinese labourers to build and repair it.  During the opening ceremony the Taiwanese anthem was accidentally played, leading to the firing of top officials. Source


Grenada Facts

Population: 110 thousand

Capital: St. George’s

Currency: East Caribbean dollar

Area: 344 km2

Language: English, Patois

Main Religion: Christian

Calling Code: +1-473

Time Zone: GMT - 4

Main Cities: St. George’s, Gouyave, Grenville, Victoria, Saint David’s, Sauteurs, Hillsborough