GRENADA - THE ISLE OF SPICE
Christopher Columbus discovered Grenada in 1498. Our volcanic island was named “Granada” after the rolling green hills of Granada in Andalusia, and has since become one of the world’s largest exporters in nutmeg!
GRENADA IN 60 SECONDS
CURRENCY: We spend Eastern Caribbean Dollars - XCD$2.7169 = USD$1.00
POPULATION: Our population is approximately 112,000. We're a small island and we are a fun, industrious and safe people.
SIZE: Grenada is 133 sq miles and is tri-island state composed ot Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique located in the southern Caribbean.
TRAVEL: Grenada is about 3 hours from Miami, 5 hours from New York and 10 hours from London. Airlines that come here include American Airlines, Jetblue, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Liat.
LANGUAGE: Our only language is English. However, some of my fellow Grenadians may speak with a dialect that may require a trained ear to understand.
RELIGION: Most people here are Christian and many of the Christians are Catholic. However, we do have people here that practice other faiths such as Islam and Judaism.
ECONOMY: Most of our economy is tied to tourism. Additional drivers of our economy include agriculture (Grenada exports nutmeg, cocoa, soursop and fish), and education (Grenada hosts St. George's University which has a population of approximately 8000 students.)
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