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Grenada
Flag of Grenada
Flag
Motto: “Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People”0.3em
Anthem: Hail Grenada

Location of Grenada
Capital
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
• Governor General
Cécile La Grenade
• Prime Minister
Keith Mitchell
Legislature Parliament
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
February 7, 1974
Area
• Total
344 km2 (133 sq mi) (203rd)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• 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
$10,657
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
• Total
$674 million
• Per capita
$6,542
HDI (2007) Increase 0.813
very high · 74th
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone UTC−4
• Summer (DST)
UTC−4
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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