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Grenada Country Profile
From one angle, Grenada has an "exotic" flavour which appeals especially to Westerners. Known as the "Spice Island", it is the world's second-largest producer of nutmeg and is a significant producer of mace, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It also boasts beautiful scenery, with picturesque and fertile valleys, rainforests, fast-flowing streams, hot springs, mountain lakes, a tropical climate and excellent beaches.
Full name: Grenada
Population: 104,300 (UN, 2010)
Capital: Saint George's
Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)
Major languages: English (official), French patois
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 78 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Nutmeg, bananas, cocoa, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace
GNI per capita: US $5,550 (World Bank, 2009)
Internet domain: .gd
International dialling code: +1473
Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a governor
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