Facts about Grenada
Official languages: English
Capital: Saint George’s
Area: 344 km²
Population: 107,818 residents
Population density: 313.42 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .gd
ISO codes: GD, GRD, 308
The telephone code for Grenada is + 1-473
Flag of Grenada
Adopted after independence in 1974, the flag of Grenada is considered one of the most remarkable flags ever. The sheet of the flag is bordered by a red stripe, in the upper and lower parts of which there are three yellow five-pointed stars. The middle part is divided by two diagonals into four fields, of which the left and right fields are green and the upper and lower fields are yellow. In the center of the flag is the seventh star in a red circle. Nutmeg, the typical crop of the island, is shown in the left green field. The colors of the flag reflect the vitality of the local population and the central star represents the capital city of Saint George’s. The next six stars then mark the six self-governing regions of the island.
According to Abbreviation Finder, Grenada is an island in the Lesser Antilles, one of the Leeward Islands and is located between the Caribbean and the Atlantic. See Grenada Location on World Map. Grenada was discovered by Columbus in 1498, he named the island Conceptión, but did not occupy the island. The island was later occupied by the British who withdrew in 1609. In 1649 local chiefs sold the island to French traders. It was a French colony from 1674 until the Peace of Paris in 1763 and has belonged to the British Commonwealth since then. In 1877 Grenada became a crown colony. In 1974 Grenada gained independence. The island state forms an independent member state of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Biggest Cities of Grenada by Population
The largest cities in Grenada are the capital city of St. George’s and the port city of Gouyave. Both cities offer a variety of attractions and activities to explore.
St. George’s is the capital of Grenada and is located on the western coast of the island. It is known for its picturesque harbor, which is lined with colorful fishing boats, yachts, and cruise ships. The city also features a number of historical sites such as Fort George, Fort Frederick, and Fort Matthew, which were built by the British in defense against French invasions in 1779. Visitors can also explore St. George’s Market Square to buy local crafts or visit several museums such as the Grenada National Museum, which showcases artifacts from Grenada’s colonial past. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are plenty of hiking trails around St. George’s that take visitors through lush rainforests and along breathtaking beaches with crystal clear waters perfect for swimming or snorkeling!
Gouyave is situated on Grenada’s west coast and is one of the island’s main ports for both cargo ships and cruise liners alike! The town has two main attractions: Gouyave Fish Friday and Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station! Every Friday evening at sunset locals gather at Gouyave Fish Friday where you can sample freshly caught seafood dishes as well as see traditional dances performed by locals! The Nutmeg Processing Station offers guided tours so visitors can learn about how nutmegs are harvested from nearby trees before being processed into spice products that are exported around the world! There are also several shops selling local crafts such as handmade jewelry or traditional pottery pieces from Gouyave artisans! Finally there are plenty restaurants serving up delicious local cuisine alongside international dishes so you can sample some truly unique flavors!
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