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FAST FACTS

  • Official name: Grenada
  • Dependencies: Carriacou and Petite Martinique
  • Area, including all three islands: 344 km2 (133 sq. miles)
  • Population: 108,132 (UN estimate, 2008)
  • Capital: St George’s
  • Location: 12.07° North 61.40° West
  • Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar (XCD)
  • Major languages: English (official), French patois
  • Nationality: Grenadian
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 70 years (women) (UN)
  • GNI per capita: USD 4,670 (World Bank, 2007)
  • Current labour force: 40% of population
  • International dialling code: +1 473
  • Internet domain: .gd
  • Airport: Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA)
  • Climate: Tropical, with average temperature of 24ºC (75ºF)
  • Time zone: EST+ 1 (GMT – 4:00)
  • Government: Constitutional monarchy
  • Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, Governor General Dr Cécile La Grenade
  • Head of Government: Dr the Right Hon. Keith Mitchell
  • Ruling Party: New National Party (NNP)
  • Elections: Last elections on 19 February 2013, next elections by 2018
  • Suffrage: Universal at 18
  • National Holiday: 7 February (1974, Independence Day)
  • Constitution: December 19, 1975