23 Gorgeous Facts About Grenada

Looking to boost your local knowledge? Take a look at these 23 facts about Grenada!

Geographical stats…

  1. Grenada is an archipelago of 1 large island and 6 smaller islands in the Caribbean.
  2. Its nearest neighbours are Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the north, Barbados to the northeast, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela to the south and Curacao to the west.
  3. Fancy heading to this picturesque island? Head for the coordinates of 12.0500° N, 61.7500° W for your very own Grenadian adventure!
  4. The terrain here is volcanic in origin, with beautiful mountains in the centre of the islands.
  5. The total land area of Grenada is 133 square miles (344 square kilometres)…
  6. …that’s around twice the size of Glasgow.
  7. Grenada’s population was 110,694 in 2015…
  8. …that’s around 1/6 of the population of Glasgow!
  9. Residents here are known as Grenadians.
  10. The capital is Georges; it had a population of 38,000 in 2014.
  11. Grenadians enjoy a tropical climate with temperatures moderated by trade winds.
  12. Thanks to the luscious rainforests and beautiful estuaries, Grenada experiences a lot of eco-tourism.

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Grenada is English, although French Patois is also spoken.
  2. Grenada is sometimes referred to as the ‘Island of Spice’ thanks to the large amount of nutmeg and other spices it produces.
  3. East Caribbean Dollar is the official currency here.
  4. The national dish of Grenada is called ‘Oil down’; it’s a delicious dish of meat, vegetables and dumplings cooked off in coconut milk, herbs and spices!
  5. Apparently, wearing camouflage is illegal in Grenada as it’s what the army wears!
  6. The average life span here is 74 years.
  7. Bored of waiting at traffic lights? Well you’re in luck in Grenada, as there are only 3 traffic lights on the entire island!

Industry insights…

  1. Grenada grows cacao, bananas, nutmeg and mace.
  2. Its industry consists of food, beverages, textiles, tourism and light assembly operations.
  3. The main exports include bananas, nutmeg, cacao, fruits and vegetables.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Grenada? You can make cheap calls to Grenada with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 001473.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Grenada, head over to the Grenada Informer website.

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