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State of Grenada

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

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

Population: 106,605 (2014E—UN); 110,152 (2014E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Center (2011E): ST. GEORGE’S (41,000).

Official Language: English.

Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate October 1, 2014: 2.70 EC dollars = $1US).

Sovereign: Queen ELIZABETH II.

Governor General: Cecile LA GRENADE; sworn in on May 7, 2013, succeeding Carlyle GLEAN Sr.

Prime Minister: Keith MITCHELL (New National Party); sworn in on February 20, 2013, succeeding Tillman THOMAS (National Democratic Congress), following legislative election of February 19.

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 Petit Martinique, ...

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