is a small island country situated in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. This beautiful and vibrant nation has an area of 133 square miles (344 sq km) and a population of approximately 114,800 people according to estimates in 2022. Its capital city is St. George's and its official language is English.
Most Grenadans are of African or mixed heritage. The culture is a blend of African-European influences, while there is also a population of South Asian descent. Christianity is the majority religion, mostly Roman Catholic and Protestant, while Rastafarianism is also present. The currency is the East Caribbean dollar.
Grenada is known as the ‘Isle of Spices’ due to its production of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, as well as cocoa. It has a developing market economy that is dependent on agricultural exports and tourism. The head of state is the British sovereign, represented by the Governor-General, while the head of government is the Prime Minister.
The landscape of Grenada is volcanic in origin and is dominated by thickly forested mountain ridges, the highest of which is Mount St. Catherine at 2,757 feet (840 m). The southern coast of this picturesque nation is marked with beaches and natural harbours, creating a tropical maritime climate that supports rich vegetation.
Grenada is a constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses, the Senate and House of Representatives. There is no official religion, but freedom of worship is protected. The population density of Grenada is 863.2 people per square mile (333.7 per sq km), with 36.3% living in urban areas and 63.7% in rural areas. The life expectancy at birth for males is 70.1 years and 75 years for females, while the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is US$8,740 and the GNI is estimated to total US$984 million in 2020.