GRENADA



Keith Mitchell
Prime Minister

Grenada

(pronounced "KEETH MITCH-el")

"Equal opportunity for all irrespective of class, creed or gender….We must value all, look down on none, and support each other in our effort to make this beautiful country the very best it can be."

Grenada is the most southerly of the Windward chain of West Indian islands. To its south is Trinidad and Tobago, and to its north is the island of St. Vincent. The total area of the country is 345 sq km (about 130 sq mi).

Grenada's estimated population of 89,211 in 2002 is over 82% black, with the remainder being of European, Asian Indian, Arawak/Carib Amerindian, or mixed ethnic descent. The main religion is Roman Catholicism. English is the official language of the country although a French patois is still spoken, especially by older citizens.

Grenada is known as the "Spice Island" because it is a major world exporter of an assortment of spices, including nutmeg and mace. Bananas and cocoa are the other main exports, supplemented by other fresh fruits and vegetables and some light manufactures. Tourism is also an important income earner for the country. Per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated at US $4,750 in 2001. The unit of currency is the EC (Eastern Caribbean) dollar.

ADDRESS

Prime Minister's Office, Botanical Gardens,
Tanteen, St. George's, Grenada

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