Grenada is an independent state located in the West Indies at the Caribbean Sea. It comprises of the Island of Grenada and 6 other islands at its northern of its mainland.
The country recorded a population of 111,454 in 2018 and covers an area of 348.5 km2.
Its capital city is Saint George’s.
Its landmarks include Fort Gorge, Grenada National Museum and Fort Matthew. Other urban centres in the country are Amber Belair, Baroque, Bathway, Becke Moul and Bogles.
The Harbour in St John’s.
The French took control of the land in 1649, established sugar plantations and brought in very many Africans to work as slaves.
Then, in 1763, Britain took over control and established nutmeg, cotton and cacao production.
Britain gave the Island control over its internal affairs in 1967 and full independence in 1974.
It joined the United Nations the same year after independence.
Grenadian culture is influenced by British, African, French and West Indian cultures.
The major crops grown here include nutmeg, mace, cocoa, cinnamon, cloves, bananas and fruits.
The most popular dishes are oil down, fried bake and saltfish, lambie sous, callaloo soup, pelau, roti, crab back and curry goat.
The common wildlife animals found here include the Grenada dove, opossum, donkeys, mona monkeys, dolphins and manta rays.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The most popular events conducted are Spice Island billfish tournament, drum festival, Carriacou regatta festival, Spicemass Grenada Carnival, and Grenada Chocolate Festival.
Things to see
Grand Etang Lake is a crater lake in an extinct volcano situated in Saint Andrew Parish.
Belmont Estate is a 400-acre farm that was established in the 1600s where visitors are allowed to view the traditional Caribbean farming of sugar, coffee, cloves, cocoa and nutmeg.
Other must visit places are Grande Anse Beach, The carenage, Grand Anse, Annandale Falls, Petite Martinique and Fort George.
The island is referred to as Spice Island for it is the second-largest producer of nutmeg in the world after Indonesia and other spices like mace, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
It has a national bird, which is the endangered species of Grenada dove.
There are sculptures under the water created by Jason deCaires Taylor that serve as artificial reefs.
It is bordered by Trinidad and Tobago on the southeast, Venezuela on the southwest and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the northeast.