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State of Grenada

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

Area: 131.275 sq. mi. (340 sq. km).

Population: 111,454 (2019E—World Bank); 112,665 (2019E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Center (2019E—UN): ST. GEORGE’S (39,000).

Official Language: English.

Monetary Unit: East Caribbean Dollar (official rate September 30, 2020: 2.70 EC dollars = $1US).

Sovereign: Queen ELIZABETH II.

Governor General: Cécile 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; sworn in for an additional term on March 25, 2018, following legislative balloting on March 13.

The Country

Located close to St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada encompasses the southernmost of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands, about 90 miles north of ...

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