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Grenada is located in Latin America and the Caribbean part of North America. It's total area is 340 km² and 52.1% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 125K. 36.9% lives in cities whereas 63.1% lives in rural areas.
Grenada ( (listen) grə-NAY-də; Grenadian Creole French: Gwenad ) is an island country in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea at the southern end of the Grenadines island chain. Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself, two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and several small islands which lie to the north of the main island and are a part of the Grenadines. It is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Its size is 348.5 square kilometres (134.6 sq mi), and it had an estimated population of 124,523 in July 2021. Its capital is St. George's. Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" due to its production of nutmeg and mace crops.

Before the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, Grenada was inhabited by the indigenous peoples from South America. Christopher Columbus sighted Grenada in 1498 during his third voyage to the Americas. Following several unsuccessful attempts by Europeans to colonise the island due to resistance from resident Island Caribs, French settlement and colonisation began in 1649 and continued for the next century. On 10 February 1763, Grenada was ceded to the British under the Treaty of Paris. British rule continued until 1974 (except for a brief French takeover between 1779 and 1783). However, on 3 March 1967, it was granted full autonomy over its internal affairs as an Associated State, and from 1958 to 1962 Grenada was part of the Federation of the West Indies, a short-lived federation of British West Indian colonies.

Independence was granted on 7 February 1974 under the leadership of Eric Gairy, who became the first prime minister of Grenada of the sovereign state. The new country became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state and is currently headed by King Charles III, King of Grenada. In March 1979, the Marxist–Leninist New Jewel Movement overthrew Gairy's government in a bloodless coup d'état and established the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG), headed by Maurice Bishop as prime minister. Bishop was later arrested and executed by members of the People's Revolutionary Army (PRA), prompting a U.S.-led invasion in October 1983. Since then, the island has returned to a parliamentary representative democracy and has remained politically stable.

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💬 Languages

English is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Eastern Caribbean dollar [1 USD = 2.701 XCD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in Grenada.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 526K tourists arrived to Grenada. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Grenada economy with a total of 548M $ income (%84.3).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is fast with 89.17 Mbps.

Broadband (3.14 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is 🔥 27 °C and very hot. Current 3 months (May, June and July) average is 🔥 27 °C and very hot. Current season (spring) is 🔥 27 °C and very hot.
Yearly average27 °C 🔥
3 month average27 °C 🔥
Spring average27 °C 🔥
Summer average27 °C 🔥
Fall average27 °C 🔥
Winter average25 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

We have no financial data.
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