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About Grenada



 
Grenada is a small island state in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands. It is located north of Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela (Latitude 12 deg 07 min N, longitude 61 deg 40 min W). Some of the Grenadine islands belong to Grenada: Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Grenada is a constitution monarchy with Queen Elisabeth II as head of state.

The main island of Grenada is only 21 miles (34 km) long and 12 miles (18 km) wide, the total area is 133 square miles (344 square km). The highest point is Mount Saint Catherine at 2,757 feet (840 m). The total population is approximately 90,000 and roughly 80% are of African descent.

Average temperatures range from 75F (24C) to 87F (30C); the lowest temperatures occur between November and February. The driest season is between January and May.

Tourism and agriculture are important sources for foreign exchange. Export products include bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace.

More information:
  • Grenada Tourism Information: The official site of the Grenada Board of Tourism. Presents general information including history and facts, information about accomodation, activities, transportation, travel tips, and much more.
  • Grenada Official Travel Guide: Grenada overview, history, accommodations, eco-tourism, exploring Grenada, activities, weddings & honeymoons, travel tips, transportation, calendar of events, restaurants & nightlife, tourist offices, grenada reader's page.
  • Grenada Beaches: A website about Grenada, not only about the beautiful beaches, but also a lot of other information about Grenada, e.g. information about hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. The website is maintained by a Grenadian living in the USA.
  • Grenada Visitor Guide: If you're looking for information about the island, be sure to visit the Grenada Guide, a comprehensive index for travelers of all kinds.
  • Grenada Explorer: Destination guide with general information about Grenada, maps, information about tours and transportation, eco tourism, beaches, waterfalls, accomodation, restaurants and nightlife, diving and sailing. Also Calendar of Events and travel forum.
  • Travel Grenada: Destination guide including information about hotels & resorts, travel tips, maps, sights & tours, transportation, car rentals, shopping, real estate, restaurants & bars, rums & liqueurs, sports, currency, spices & recipes and more.
  • CIA Factbook - Grenada: Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues.
  • Grenada Guide: Information about accommodation, arts and entertainment, business, education, government, real estate, restaurants and bars, shopping, sport and recreation, tours and charters, transportation.
  • Grenada Travel Forum: Discussion forum with a lot of topics related to Grenada.

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