Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars.
Languages: English (official), French patois
Ethnic Groups: Black 82%, mixed black and European 13%, European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian
Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
Population: 106130 people (World Rank: 198th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 799 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 47th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.395 %/yr (World Rank: 171st) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 72.8 years (World Rank: 131st) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 25 years (World Rank: 114th) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Grenada
University of Texas Library
Travel Info for Grenada
Grenadian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.