State of Grenada

Political Status: Independent member of the Commonwealth since February 7, 1974; constitution suspended following coup of March 13, 1979; restored November 9, 1984.

Area: 133 sq. mi. (344 sq. km.).

Population: 100,895 (2001C); 102,000 (2004E).

Major Urban Center (2001C) ST. GEORGE'S (3,908).

Official Language: English.

Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate July 1, 2005: 2.69 EC dollars = $1US).

Sovereign Queen ELIZABETH II.

Governor General Sir Daniel WILLIAMS; assumed office on August 8, 1996, upon the retirement of Sir Reginald Oswald PALMER.

Prime Minister: Dr. Keith C. MITCHELL (New National Party); sworn in on June 22, 1995, to succeed George BRIZAN (National Democratic Congress), following legislative election of June 20; reappointed follo-wing elections of January 18, 1999, and November 27, 2003.

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