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Grenada is one of the Windward Islands in the south of North America.

Grenada has a border on the west side with the Caribbean Sea and on the east side with the Atlantic Ocean.

The land is volcanic with mountains in the centre.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Grenada, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 12 07N
Longitude - 61 40W

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grenada The Grenadian flag has an outer red border with 4 triangles contained inside. The top and bottom triangles are yellow, the two side triangles are green. There are 7 yellow stars, 3 on the top border, 3 on the bottom border and one, in the centre of the flag, on a red disc. There is also a nutmeg pod, Grenada is the second biggest nutmeg producer in the world, on the flag pole side green triangle. Yellow is for the sun, green for the vegetation and red for courage and unity. The 7 stars are the seven administrative parts of Grenada with the centre star representing St George's.

The capital of Grenada is St George's.

Grenada is a parliamentary democracy with a Prime Minister as head of government. The British monarch is Head of State represented by a governor general.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Grenada is the East Caribbean dollar. Grenada is a member of the Commonwealth.

English is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Grenada to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Grenada is 344 sq kms which is the 22nd largest in North America.

Grenada has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Grenada has no boundaries with other countries.

Grenada has a coastline of 121 kms which is the 21st longest in North America.

The highest point in Grenada is Mount Saint Catherine at 840 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. grenada
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People

The total population of Grenada is 111,219 people, making it the 19th largest country in North America by population.

Of this number 54,880 are females and 56,339 are males.

A person from Grenada is called a Grenadian.

To be a citizen of Grenada you must be born in Grenada or one of your parents must be a citizen of Grenada. You have to live in Grenada for 4 years if you come from a Caribbean state or 7 years from a non-Caribbean state before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Grenada, by population are:-

  • St George's 7,500 people
  • Gouyave 3,378
  • Grenville 2,476
  • Victoria 2,256
  • St David's 1,321
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. grenadaEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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35.6% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Grenada is 15.8 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Grenada is 8.1 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 10.6 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 9.4 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 31.0 and for males is 30.9. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

We have no figures for the average age of a woman when she has her first child.

The elderly dependency ratio is 10.8. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 9.3. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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health



Grenada spends 6.1% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.66 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 3.5 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

21.3% of the population are estimated as obese.

99.0% of the urban population and 95.3% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

97.5% of the urban population and 98.3% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Grenada releases 5.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 14th highest in North America.
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Education

Grenada spends 10.3% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 5 in Grenada. Primary education is for six years until age 11 and secondary education must continue till 14 but can go on to 16. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 3 terms.

We have no figures for the number of people who are able to read and write by the age of 15.

We have no figures for the number of people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in work.

The total number of people available for work in Grenada is 59,900.

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  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
33.5% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 3 paved airports in Grenada, which is the 17th highest number in North America.
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There are no railways in Grenada.
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There are 687 kilometres of roads in Grenada, which means Grenada is in 19th place for the most kilometres of roads in North America.
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There are no major national newspapers in Grenada.

There are 120,000 mobile phone users.

24% of the people have a fixed landline.

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60,000 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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