map of Grenada; source: WR GRENADA

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Grenada
country code ISO: GD //; - FIPS: GJ
location: Central America, West Indies, Caribbean, Lesser Antilles
time zone: -4 UT
surface (land) area: 344 sq.km = 133 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 12° N / East/West: 62° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea
climate: tropical, Caribbean maritime
Government
independent since: 1974-02-07
type of government: republic
capital: Saint George's
administrative division: local council (8)
Population
population according to the latest census (1991): 95,597
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 89,018; or: 98,000; 2001: 94,000
population density: 275 per sq.km = 710 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,4% //; - doubling time: 29 years
birth rate: 23 - 29 per 1000
death rate: 6 - 8 per 1000
fertility rate: 3 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 15 per 1000
life expectancy: 65 - 72 years (male: 63 - 69; female: 66 - 74)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 38% //; - 15-59 years: 51% //; - 60+ years: 11%
urbanisation: 37% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: black 85%; mixed 11%; Indo-Pakistani 3%; white 0,7%; other 0,4%
languages: English (official); French patois
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 53%; Anglican 14%; other 33%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 85%
people per physician: 1600
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 98%
school enrolment: secondary education: 16%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 5%
adult literacy: 85 - 90% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: East Caribbean dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: 2,5%
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 2980 per capita
GNI USD 3770 per capita //; - [ppp: 6960]
GDP growth: 3%
income: USD 2180 per capita
import: USD 117 per capita //; - export: USD 20 per capita
trade: USD 1342 per capita //; - or 68% of GDP
trade partners: GB NL DE TT US JP
human development index: 0,795 //; - position of the country in the world no.: ca 50
female labour force: 49%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,13 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 38% //; - grass land: 3% //; - wooded area: 9 - 15% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 14% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 21%
agricultural products: nutmeg (2nd world producer), bananas, coconuts, sugarcane, cocoa, mace, timber
livestock (1000s): cattle: 4,4 / goats: 7-11 / pigs: 5,3 / poultry: 220-280 / sheep: 13
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 9% //; - part of industry in GDP: 19%
industrial products: some food processing, beverages, textiles
mining products: none
CO2 emission per capita: 1,9
services: labour force: 77% //; - part of services in GDP: 60%
energy use (kg per capita): 293
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 1127 km //; - of which paved: 51% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 122 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 255 - 315 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 489 - 615 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 158 - 325 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 45 per 1000
persons per post office: 1680
personal computers: 127 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Mt. Saint Catherine 840 m, South East Mountain 716, Mt. Sinai 703, Mt. Granby 683
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): a few tiny lakes: Grand Étang, Lake Antoine, Lavera Pond
lakes (artificial reservoirs): unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: a few small rivers that drain the mountain slopes, among them: Great River
canals: none, or: unknown
waterfalls: Annadale Falls
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: besides Grenada and Carriacou there are another 20 smaller islands
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
if there is a range between the figures, the differences are due to the use of several sources
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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