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Population: 110,000 (est.)

Language(s): English, Grenadian Creole

Capital: St. George’s

Interesting Facts:

  • The East Caribbean dollar is the official currency of Grenada.
  • Christianity is the main religion in Grenada with Roman Catholic having the most adherents (53%).
  • Protestantism has the second largest following (33%).
  • The original inhabitants of Grenada known as the Carib Indians or Kalinago’s called it Camahogne.
  • The oldest record of the history of Grenada dates back to 1498, the year Columbus discovered the islands. It was he who named the islands ‘Concepcion’.
  • The name ‘Concepcion’ was changed by the sailors of his fleet, to ‘Granada’ after they fell in love with the beauty of the place.
  • Almost all the people of Grenada follow Christianity with about 53% of them being Roman Catholics, 33% being Protestants and 14% being Anglicans.
  • Since Grenada lies on the edge of the hurricane belt, the hurricane season there lasts from June to September.
  • Capital of Grenada is St. George’s. The city is a popular tourist destination and was built by the French in 1650.
  • The climate is tropical: hot and humid in the rainy season and cooled by the trade winds in the dry season.

Grenada is an island country and Commonwealth realm 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.

Grenada is also known as the “Island of Spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters. Its size is 344 square kilometres (133 sq mi), with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George’s. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove.

Source: Wikipedia

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