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Grenada

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); 111,000 (2008E).

Major Urban Center (2005E): ST. GEORGE’S (3,600).

Official Language: English.

Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate December 1, 2009: 2.70 EC dollars = $1US).

Sovereign: Queen ELIZABETH II.

Governor General: Carlyle GLEAN, Sr; sworn in on November 27, 2008, succeeding Sir Daniel WILLIAMS.

Prime Minister: Tillman THOMAS (National Democratic Congress); sworn in on July 9, 2008, succeeding Dr. Keith C. MITCHELL (New National Party), following legislative election of July 8.

The Country

Grenada, located close to St. Kitts-Nevis, encompasses the southernmost of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands, about 90 miles north of Trinidad. The country includes the ...

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