Grenada

Geography:

  • Location:
    • Independent state in the West Indies, comprising the island of Grenada and some of the southern Grenadines. Grenada in the southeastern Caribbean Sea is the southernmost of the Windward Islands
  • Area:
    • Total: 344 sq km
    • Water: 0 sq km
    • Land: 344 sq km
  • Coastline:
    • 121 km
  • Maritime claims:
    • Exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
    • Territorial sea: 12 NM
  • Natural resources:
    • Timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors

People:

  • Population: 89,258 (July 2003 est.)
  • Nationality:
    • noun: Grenadian(s)
    • adjective: Grenadian
  • Ethnic groups: 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%
  • Languages: English (official), French patois

Government:

  • Country name:
    • conventional short form: Grenada
  • Government type: constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament
  • Capital:Saint George's
  • Administrative divisions: 6 parishes and 1 dependency*; Carriacou and Petit Martinique*, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick
  • International organization participation: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW (signatory), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WTrO

Economy:

  • Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.8% (2001 est.)
  • Industries: food and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction
  • Agriculture - products: bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace, citrus, avocados, root crops, sugarcane, corn, vegetables
  • Exports: $78 million (2000 est.)
  • Exports - commodities: bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace
  • Imports: $270 million (2000 est.)
  • Imports - commodities: food, manufactured goods, machinery, chemicals, fuel
  • Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

National Policy:

  • Marine Affairs Policy
  • Marine Science & Research Policy
  • Coastal Area Policy
  • Environment Policy

Institutional Structure:

      Fisheries Division

 

      Church Street, St. George’s, Grenada

 

    Telephone: 8094403814 Fax: 8094406613

Government Ministries:

      Prime Minister's Office

 

      Financial Complex

 

      Carenage, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2255/ 440 2265

 

      Fax: 473 440 4116



      Ministry of Finance, Trade, Industry and Planning

 

      Financial Complex

 

      Carenage, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2731 to 2734 / Fax: 473 440 4115



      Ministry of External Affairs

 

      Financial Complex

 

      Carenage, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2640/ 440 2712 Fax: 473 440 4184



      Ministry of Tourism, Women's Affairs and Civil Aviation

 

      Carenage, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 0366 / 440 9881



      Ministry of Health, Housing and the Environment

 

      Carenage, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2649/440 2806 Fax: 473 440 4127



      Ministry of Labour, Social Security, Community Development and Cooperatives

 

      Scott St, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 3080 Fax: 473 440 4923



      Ministry of Works, Communications, Public Utilities

 

      Young St, St George', Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2271/72/74 Fax: 473 440 4122

 

      Ministry of Legal Affairs and Local Government

 

      Church St, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2050 Fax: 473 440 6630



      Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Lands and Fisheries

 

      Mt Wheldale, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2708/3078 Fax: 473 440 6313/ 440 4191



      Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sport

 

      Young St, St George's, Grenada, West Indies

 

      Tel: 473 440 2737/8 Fax: 473 440 6650



National Focal Point for IOCARIBE

      Ms. Pauleen Finlay

 

      Grenada National Commission for UNESCO

 

      Ministry of Education

 

      Botanical Gardens

 

      Tanteen

 

      ST GEORGE'S W.I

 

      Tel: (473) 440.2737- 440-3162

 

      Fax: (473) 4407701/ .440.6650

 

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For updated information about Grenada visit their Central Intelligence Agency Factsheet.