344.00 sq km
Eastern Caribbean (UTC-4)
113,570 (2021 est.)
Full Country Name
Grenada and its dependencies lie north-west of Trinidad and Tobago and south of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself plus six smaller islands which lie to the north of the main island .The rugged mainland is the most southerly of the volcanic islands within the Lesser Antilles arc and home to spectacular volcanic features including the Grand Etang Crater Lake. Mt. St. Catherine rises to 910 m Grenada’s highest point. Grenada’s topography is dominated by a generally north-south trending mountainous spine that gives way to narrow coastal plains. Several small rivers provide drainage to these volcanic peaks which experience significant rainfall. A tropical climate supplies the island with 3,500 mm of yearly precipitation at the higher elevations and 1,500 mm closer to sea level giving rise to the island’s overall lush appearance. North-easterly trade winds moderate the island’s day time temperatures to an average of 29˚C year round.
Approximately 113,570 persons live on three main islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique with most living on Grenada. People are referred to as Grenadian. English is the official language with Grenadian creole also spoken. Currency used: Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD).
In the event of an earthquake, volcanic eruption or tsunami the National Disaster Management Agency is the official authority in Grenada.
National Disaster Management Agency