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Grenada

A small island nation between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

Country Fact Sheet
Capital Saint George's
Surface 344 sq kms
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
GDP Purchasing power parity - $1.225 billion
GDP/Capita (PPP) - $13,600
Language English
Religion Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
Government

parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government

Time Zone GMT -4 hours hours GMT
Telecom Code 00-1473
Airport

Grenada - Point Saline International Airport

Driving On left hand side of the road, license required
Electrical 230V
Political Climate Stable country
Population 90343 people
History

The island remained under French control until its capture by the British in 1762, during the Seven Years' War. The Treaty of Paris formally ceded Grenada to Great Britain in 1763. Although the French regained control in 1779, the Treaty of Versailles restored the island to Britain in 1783. Although Britain was hard-pressed to overcome a pro-French revolt in 1795, Grenada remained British for the remainder of the colonial period.

During the 18th century, Grenada's economy underwent an important transition. Like much of the rest of the West Indies it was originally settled to cultivate sugar, which was grown on estates using slave labor. But natural disasters paved the way for the introduction of other crops. In 1782, Sir Joseph Banks, the botanical adviser to King George III, introduced nutmeg to Grenada. The island's soil was ideal for growing the spice, and because Grenada was a closer source of spices for Europe than the Dutch East Indies the island assumed a new importance to European traders

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» Harlow Law Firm
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