State of Grenada

Political Status: Independent member of the Commonwealth since February 7, 1974.

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

Population: 107,247 (2012E—UN); 109,011 (2012E—U.S. Census).

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

Official Language: English.

Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate November 5, 2012: 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

Located close to St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada encompasses the southernmost of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands, about 90 miles north of Trinidad. The country includes the main island of Grenada, the smaller islands of Carriacou and ...

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