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Country name conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Grenada
Gevernment typeparliamentary democracy
Capital name: Saint George's
geographic coordinates: 12 03 N, 61 45 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptiona rectangle divided diagonally into yellow triangles (top and bottom) and green triangles (hoist side and outer side), with a red border around the flag; there are seven yellow, five-pointed stars with three centered in the top red border, three centered in the bottom red border, and one on a red disk superimposed at the center of the flag; there is also a symbolic nutmeg pod on the hoist-side triangle (Grenada is the world's second-largest producer of nutmeg, after Indonesia); the seven stars represent the seven administrative divisions
CurrencyEast Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Internet country code.gd
Ports and terminalsSaint George's
Agriculture productsbananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace, citrus, avocados, root crops, sugarcane, corn, vegetables
Industriesfood and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction
Geography
LocationCaribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Coordinates12 07 N, 61 40 W
ContinentCentral America and the Caribbean
Area total: 344 sq km
land: 344 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries0 km
Coastline121 km
Climatetropical; tempered by northeast trade winds
Terrainvolcanic in origin with central mountains
Natural resourcestimber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors
Natural hazardslies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from June to November
People
Population89,703 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsblack 82%, mixed black and European 13%, European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian
ReligionsRoman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
LanguagesEnglish (official), French patois

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