Grenada Guide

Grenada Guide

Country data

Location: Caribbean

Time zone: CET – 5 (during summer time: CET – 6)

Total area: 344 km²

Land area: 344 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 0 km

Coastline: 121 km

Capital: St. George’s

Regions: 7
Carriacou and Petit Martinique, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick

Electric current: 230 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 1473 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Mount Saint Catherine 840 m

Population

Population: approx. 110,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0.5% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 320

Life expectancy: 71 (male), 77 (female)

Official language: English

Religions:

  • 53% Roman Catholic
  • 33% Protestants
  • 14% other

Climate

In the subtropical to tropical alternately humid climate, the dry season lasts from January to May.

The rainy season lasts from June to December. There are short rain showers almost every day and constant high humidity.

The average monthly temperature is 26 ° C.

During the rainy season there are always tropical cyclones.

Grenada

Currency / finance

Currency unit: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

Division: 1 dollar = 100 cents

ATMs: A few machines are available in major cities.

International credit cards: These are accepted by many large hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts. The national currency may only be imported and exported in very small quantities.

It is recommended that you bring US dollars with you, as it can be used to pay almost anywhere and it may be the easiest to exchange.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
  • 1 liter of alcoholic beverages

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

In some regions of the Eastern Caribbean, there are occasional robberies on ships near the coast. Do not take unknown guests on board and pay attention to your own safety, especially at night.

The months June to November are cyclone season. In addition to high winds, the tropical storms often bring with them heavy rains. Occasionally there are landslides through the softened soil.

Economy

An economic industry could not establish itself on the island. There are only a few small businesses that rely on tourism and agriculture.

The main export products are bananas, cocoa, coconuts, nutmegs and sugar cane.

Industries: food production, textiles, tourism

Natural resources: fruits, wood

Land use:

  • Usable land: 15%
  • Grain cultivation: 18%
  • Pasture area: 3%
  • Forests: 9%
  • other: 55%

Plants

The vegetation on Grenada is very strong. Many different plant species are at home in the dense forests.

Animals

A particularly large number of bird species find an optimal habitat in the dense forest areas.

The surrounding sea is rich in many different species of fish, turtles and crabs.

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