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Flag of Grenada
Motto: “Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People”
Anthem: Hail Grenada

Location of Grenada
and largest city
St. George’s
Official languages English
Ethnic groups
82% black, 13% mixed black and European, 5% European and East Indian, and trace of Arawak/Carib
Demonym(s) Grenadian
Government Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Cécile La Grenade
Keith Mitchell
Legislature Parliament
House of Representatives
• from the United Kingdom
February 7, 1974
• Total
344 km2 (133 sq mi) (203rd)
• Water (%)
• July 12, 2005 estimate
110,000 (185th)
• Density
319.8/km2 (828.3/sq mi) (45th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
• Total
$1.098 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
• Total
$674 million
• Per capita
HDI (2007) Increase 0.813
very high · 74th
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone UTC−4
• Summer (DST)
Driving side left
Calling code +1-473
ISO 3166 code GD
Internet TLD .gd
a 2002 estimate.

Grenada is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea that received its independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. Its capital is St. George's.

The island was invaded by the American military in 1983 because of Cuba's presence there. In 2004, a hurricane named Ivan destroyed most of the island's resources.

Grenada is called the Spice Island on account of its most famous export, the nutmeg.

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