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Key Facts & Information
- Grenada is a sovereign state that is situated in the southeastern sea of the Caribbean, northwest of Trinidad and Tobago; southwest of St. Vincent, the southern part of the Grenadines island chain, and northeast of Venezuela.
- The root of the name is most likely taken from the city of Grenada in Spain; the name means “pomegranate”.
- Grenada is called the Spice Island on account of its most well-known export, nutmeg.
- Like several Caribbean Islands, Grenada was first inhabited by the Native American Arawak tribes who were then driven out by the battling Caribs. Christopher Columbus was the earliest European to discover the island.
- He arrived while on his 3rd voyage to the New World in 1498.
- Columbus called the island Concepcion, but the name didn’t stick and it was later named Grenada.
- The name probably came from the Spanish city of Granada.
- Because of the violent local Carib natives, the island was not settled for some time after discovery.
- In 1650, Cardinal Richelieu of France purchased Grenada from the English and began the first settlement.
- Later in 1762, the English conquered the island back from the French during the Seven Years War.
- The island then became a British colony.
- In the beginning, the island was used for sugarcane, but later nutmeg and cacao were introduced and soon became the leading crops.
- Grenada is still a principal supplier of cacao and nutmeg.
- Grenada gained independence from Britain on 7 February 1974. Its national day is also on the same day.
- It became one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere.
- Grenada was taken over by a group of Marxist communists in October 1983, then US forces invaded the islands six days later.
- The following year, democracy and free elections were re-instituted and remain until this day.
- The total land area of Grenada is 344 sq km (135 sq miles) which is twice the size of Washington, DC.
- The climate in Grenada is tropical: hot and humid in the dry season and cooled by moderate rainfall in the wet season.
- Grenada, being situated on the southern edge of the hurricane belt, has suffered only three hurricanes in fifty years.
- The sister islands of Grenada make up the southern section of the Grenadines, and include Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Ronde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island, and Frigate Island. The outstanding islands to the north belong to St Vincent and the Grenadines.
- Grenada is of volcanic origin, as visible in its soil, mountainous interior, and numerous explosion craters, including Lake Antoine, Grand Etang Lake, and Levera Pond.
- The country’s highest point is Mount St. Catherine, rising to 840 m (2,760 ft) above sea level.
- Half of the island of Grenada is covered in forestation, yet there are no known sightings of some venomous snakes.
- Levera Beach is home to the largest living species of reptile that existed even in the dinosaurs’ era. The beach is the nesting ground for the largest leatherback turtle population. 35,000 female leatherback turtles exist in the world and they are an endangered species.
- The currency used in Grenada is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD).
- The major industries include food and beverages, construction, light assembly operations, textiles, and tourism.
- Grenada’s exportation makes about $43.4 million (est. in 2017) in a year on bananas, fruits, vegetables, mace, clothing, and nutmeg.
- Grenada spends roughly $310.2 million (est. in 2017) on food, machinery, manufactured goods, and fuel.
- The US Grenada’s major trade partner so a lot of their spices are exported there.
- The people of Grenada are called Grenadian(s).
- The religion of the country is Christianity which covers 53% of the population, Anglican 13.8%, and other Protestant 33.2%.
- Grenada’s official language is English with a small fraction speaking French patois.
- Grenada’s national anthem is called “Hail Grenada”, the national animal is called the Grenada dove, and the national flower is the Bougainvillea.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Grenada across 19 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Grenada worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Grenada which is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea which received its independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. Grenada’s capital is St. George’s.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Grenada Facts
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- Travel Plan
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