Grenada

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Grenada on World Map

Continent – North America

Region – Caribbean

Size – 344 km²

Geography – volcanic island with central mountains

Language – English, French Patois

Religion – 53% Roman Catholic, 13.8% Anglican, 33.2% other

Monetary Unit – East Caribbean dollar

 

Natural Resources – timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbours

Agriculture – bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace, citrus, avocados, root crops, sugarcane, corn, vegetables

Industry – food and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction

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Neighbouring Countries – none – island

Population – 110,152 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.5%

Average Life Expectancy – 73.8

Capital City – St. George’s (33,734)

Highest Mountain – Mount Saint Catherine (840 m)

Longest River – St John’s river

Climate – Tropical –  19°C to 33°C

Yearly Rainfall – 150 cm (approx) – 380cm (approx) rainy season – June to December

Plant Life – wide variety of forest trees and many types of tropical flowers and shrubs

Animal Life – armadillo, agouti, and monkeys wild goat

Bird Life – hummingbird, egret, dove, and wild pigeon

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Grenada. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/grenada.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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