Grenada | Facts & Information

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
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  • Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

    Governor-General: Cécile La Grenade (2013)

    Prime Minister: Keith Mitchell (2013)

    Land area: 131 sq mi (339 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 110,152 (growth rate 0.52%); birth rate: 16.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 10.5/1000; life expectancy: 73.8

    Capital and largest city (2011 est.): St. George's, 41,000

    Monetary unit: East Caribbean dollar

    Current government officials

    Languages: English (official), French patois

    Ethnicity/race: black 82%, mixed black and European 13%, European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian

    Religions: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%

    National Holiday: Independence Day, February 7

    Literacy rate: 96% (2003 est.)

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2013 est.): $1.458 billion; per capita $13,800. Real growth rate: 0.8%. Inflation: 2.4%. Unemployment: 33.5% (2013). Arable land: 8.82%. Agriculture: bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace, citrus, avocados, root crops, sugarcane, corn, vegetables. Labor force: 59,900 (2013); services 69%, agriculture 11%, industry 20% 2008 est.). Industries: food and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction. Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors. Exports: $40.5 million (2012 est.): bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace. Imports: $297 million (2012): food, manufactured goods, machinery, chemicals, fuel. Major trading partners: Nigeria, St. Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis,U.S., Dominica, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, China (2012).

    Member of Commonwealth of Nations

    Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 28,500 (2012); mobile cellular: 128,000 (2012). Broadcast media:the Grenada Broadcasting Network, jointly owned by the government and the Caribbean Communications Network of Trinidad and Tobago, operates a TV station and 2 radio stations; multi-channel cable TV subscription service is available; a dozen private radio stations also broadcast (2007) Internet hosts: 80 (2012). Internet users: 25,000 (2009).

    Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Roadways: total: 1,127 km; paved: 687 km; unpaved: 440 km (1999 est.). Ports and harbors: Saint George's. Airports: 3 (2013).

    International disputes: none.

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