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grenada


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Grenada 
  n  :  an  island  state  in  the  West  Indies;  an  independent  state 
  within  the  British  Commonwealth  [syn:  {Grenada}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Grenada,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  96038 
  Grenada,  MS  (city,  FIPS  29460) 
  Location:  33.77825  N,  89.81040  W 
  Population  (1990):  10864  (4382  housing  units) 
  Area:  15.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  38901 
 
  From  The  CIA  World  Factbook  (1995)  [world95]: 
 
  Grenada 
 
  Grenada:Geography 
 
  Location:  Caribbean,  island  in  the  Caribbean  Sea,  north  of  Trinidad 
  and  Tobago 
 
  Map  references:  Central  America  and  the  Caribbean 
 
  Area: 
  total  area:  340  sq  km 
  land  area:  340  sq  km 
  comparative  area:  slightly  less  than  twice  the  size  of  Washington,  DC 
 
  Land  boundaries:  0  km 
 
  Coastline:  121  km 
 
  Maritime  claims: 
  exclusive  economic  zone:  200  nm 
  territorial  sea:  12  nm 
 
  International  disputes:  none 
 
  Climate:  tropical;  tempered  by  northeast  trade  winds 
 
  Terrain:  volcanic  in  origin  with  central  mountains 
 
  Natural  resources:  timber,  tropical  fruit,  deepwater  harbors 
 
  Land  use: 
  arable  land:  15% 
  permanent  crops:  26% 
  meadows  and  pastures:  3% 
  forest  and  woodland:  9% 
  other:  47% 
 
  Irrigated  land:  NA  sq  km 
 
  Environment: 
  current  issues:  NA 
  natural  hazards:  lies  on  edge  of  hurricane  belt;  hurricane  season 
  lasts  from  June  to  November 
  international  agreements:  party  to  -  Biodiversity,  Climate  Change,  Law 
  of  the  Sea,  Ozone  Layer  Protection,  Whaling 
 
  Note:  the  administration  of  the  islands  of  the  Grenadines  group  is 
  divided  between  Saint  Vincent  and  the  Grenadines  and  Grenada 
 
  Grenada:People 
 
  Population:  94,486  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Age  structure: 
  0-14  years:  43%  (female  20,076;  male  20,824) 
  15-64  years:  52%  (female  23,123;  male  25,828) 
  65  years  and  over:  5%  (female  2,514;  male  2,121)  (July  1995  est.) 
 
  Population  growth  rate:  0.45%  (1995  est.) 
 
  Birth  rate:  29.69  births/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Death  rate:  5.95  deaths/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Net  migration  rate:  -19.24  migrant(s)/1,000  population  (1995  est.) 
 
  Infant  mortality  rate:  12.1  deaths/1,000  live  births  (1995  est.) 
 
  Life  expectancy  at  birth: 
  total  population:  70.67  years 
  male:  68.2  years 
  female:  73.17  years  (1995  est.) 
 
  Total  fertility  rate:  3.85  children  born/woman  (1995  est.) 
 
  Nationality: 
  noun:  Grenadian(s) 
  adjective:  Grenadian 
 
  Ethnic  divisions:  black  African 
 
  Religions:  Roman  Catholic,  Anglican,  other  Protestant  sects 
 
  Languages:  English  (official),  French  patois 
 
  Literacy:  age  15  and  over  has  ever  attended  school  (1970) 
  total  population:  98% 
  male:  98% 
  female:  98% 
 
  Labor  force:  36,000 
  by  occupation:  services  31%,  agriculture  24%,  construction  8%, 
  manufacturing  5%,  other  32%  (1985) 
 
  Grenada:Government 
 
  Names: 
  conventional  long  form:  none 
  conventional  short  form:  Grenada 
 
  Digraph:  GJ 
 
  Type:  parliamentary  democracy 
 
  Capital:  Saint  George's 
 
  Administrative  divisions:  6  parishes  and  1  dependency*;  Carriacou  and 
  Petit  Martinique*,  Saint  Andrew,  Saint  David,  Saint  George,  Saint 
  John,  Saint  Mark,  Saint  Patrick 
 
  Independence:  7  February  1974  (from  UK) 
 
  National  holiday:  Independence  Day  7  February  (1974) 
 
  Constitution:  19  December  1973 
 
  Legal  system:  based  on  English  common  law 
 
  Suffrage:  18  years  of  age;  universal 
 
  Executive  branch: 
  chief  of  state:  Queen  ELIZABETH  II  (since  6  February  1952), 
  represented  by  Governor  General  Reginald  Oswald  PALMER  (since  6  August 
  1992) 
  head  of  government:  Prime  Minister  George  BRIZAN  (since  1  February 
  1994) 
  cabinet:  Cabinet;  appointed  by  the  governor  general  on  advice  of  the 
  prime  minister 
 
  Legislative  branch:  bicameral  Parliament 
  Senate:  consists  of  a  13-member  body,  10  appointed  by  the  government 
  and  3  by  the  Leader  of  the  Opposition 
  House  of  Representatives:  elections  last  held  on  13  March  1990  (next 
  to  be  held  by  NA  July  1995);  results  -  percent  of  vote  by  party  NA 
  seats  -  (15  total)  NDC  7,  GULP  4,  TNP  2,  NNP  2 
 
  Judicial  branch:  Supreme  Court 
 
  Political  parties  and  leaders:  National  Democratic  Congress  (NDC), 
  George  BRIZAN  Grenada  United  Labor  Party  (GULP),  Sir  Eric  GAIRY;  The 
  National  Party  (TNP),  Ben  JONES;  New  National  Party  (NNP),  Keith 
  MITCHELL;  Maurice  Bishop  Patriotic  Movement  (MBPM),  Terrence  MARRYSHOW 
 
  Member  of:  ACP,  C,  CARICOM  CDB,  ECLAC  FAO,  G-77,  GATT,  IBRD,  ICAO, 
  ICFTU  ICRM,  IDA,  IFAD,  IFC,  IFRCS  ILO,  IMF,  INTERPOL,  IOC,  ISO 
  (subscriber),  ITU,  LAES,  NAM,  OAS,  OECS,  OPANAL  UN  UNCTAD  UNESCO, 
  UNIDO  UPU,  WCL,  WHO  WTO 
 
  Diplomatic  representation  in  US: 
  chief  of  mission:  Ambassador  Denneth  MODESTE 
  chancery:  1701  New  Hampshire  Avenue  NW  Washington,  DC  20009 
  telephone:  [1]  (202)  265-2561 
 
  US  diplomatic  representation: 
  chief  of  mission:  (vacant);  Charge  d'Affaires  Ollie  P.  ANDERSON,  Jr 
  embassy:  Point  Salines,  Saint  George's 
  mailing  address:  P.  O.  Box  54,  Saint  George's,  Grenada,  W.I. 
  telephone:  [1]  (809)  444-1173  through  1178 
  FAX:  [1]  (809)  444-4820 
 
  Flag:  a  rectangle  divided  diagonally  into  yellow  triangles  (top  and 
  bottom)  and  green  triangles  (hoist  side  and  outer  side)  with  a  red 
  border  around  the  flag;  there  are  seven  yellow  five-pointed  stars  with 
  three  centered  in  the  top  red  border,  three  centered  in  the  bottom  red 
  border,  and  one  on  a  red  disk  superimposed  at  the  center  of  the  flag; 
  there  is  also  a  symbolic  nutmeg  pod  on  the  hoist-side  triangle 
  (Grenada  is  the  world's  second-largest  producer  of  nutmeg,  after 
  Indonesia);  the  seven  stars  represent  the  seven  administrative 
  divisions 
 
  Economy 
 
  Overview:  The  economy  is  essentially  agricultural  and  centers  on  the 
  traditional  production  of  spices  and  tropical  plants.  Agriculture 
  accounts  for  about  15%  of  GDP  and  80%  of  exports  and  employs  24%  of 
  the  labor  force.  Tourism  is  the  leading  foreign  exchange  earner, 
  followed  by  agricultural  exports.  Manufacturing  remains  relatively 
  undeveloped,  but  is  expected  to  grow,  given  a  more  favorable  private 
  investment  climate  since  1983.  The  economy  achieved  an  impressive 
  average  annual  growth  rate  of  5.5%  in  1986-91  but  has  stalled  since 
  1992.  Unemployment  remains  high  at  about  25%. 
 
  National  product:  GDP  -  purchasing  power  parity  -  $258  million  (1993 
  est.) 
 
  National  product  real  growth  rate:  0.5%  (1993  est.) 
 
  National  product  per  capita:  $2,750  (1993  est.) 
 
  Inflation  rate  (consumer  prices):  2.6%  (1993  est.) 
 
  Unemployment  rate:  25%  (1994  est.) 
 
  Budget: 
  revenues:  $82.2  million  (1993  est.) 
  expenditures:  $74.3  million,  including  capital  expenditures  of  $11.8 
  million  (1993  est.) 
 
  Exports:  $18.6  million  (f.o.b.,  1993  est.) 
  commodities:  bananas,  cocoa,  nutmeg,  fruit  and  vegetables,  clothing, 
  mace 
  partners:  Netherlands,  UK  Trinidad  and  Tobago,  United  States 
 
  Imports:  $133.8  million  (f.o.b.,  1993  est.) 
  commodities:  food  25%,  manufactured  goods  22%,  machinery  20%, 
  chemicals  10%,  fuel  6%  (1989) 
  partners:  US  29%,  UK  Trinidad  and  Tobago,  Japan,  Canada  (1989) 
 
  External  debt:  $89.9  million  (1993) 
 
  Industrial  production:  growth  rate  1.8%  (1992  est.);  accounts  for  9% 
  of  GDP 
 
  Electricity: 
  capacity:  12,500  kW 
  production:  60  million  kWh 
  consumption  per  capita:  639  kWh  (1993) 
 
  Industries:  food  and  beverage,  textile,  light  assembly  operations, 
  tourism,  construction 
 
  Agriculture:  accounts  for  14%  of  GDP  and  80%  of  exports;  bananas, 
  cocoa,  nutmeg,  and  mace  account  for  two-thirds  of  total  crop 
  production;  world's  second-largest  producer  and  fourth-largest 
  exporter  of  nutmeg  and  mace;  small-sized  farms  predominate,  growing  a 
  variety  of  citrus  fruits,  avocados,  root  crops,  sugarcane,  corn,  and 
  vegetables 
 
  Economic  aid: 
  recipient:  US  commitments,  including  Ex-Im  (FY84-89),  $60  million; 
  Western  (non-US)  countries,  ODA  and  OOF  bilateral  commitments 
  (1970-89),  $70  million;  Communist  countries  (1970-89),  $32  million 
 
  Currency:  1  EC  dollar  (EC$)  =  100  cents 
 
  Exchange  rates:  East  Caribbean  dollars  (EC$)  per  US$1  -  2.70  (fixed 
  rate  since  1976) 
 
  Fiscal  year:  calendar  year 
 
  Grenada:Transportation 
 
  Railroads:  0  km 
 
  Highways: 
  total:  1,000  km 
  paved:  600  km 
  unpaved:  otherwise  improved  300  km  unimproved  earth  100  km 
 
  Ports:  Grenville,  Saint  George's 
 
  Merchant  marine:  none 
 
  Airports: 
  total:  3 
  with  paved  runways  2,438  to  3,047  m:  1 
  with  paved  runways  1,524  to  2,437  m:  1 
  with  paved  runways  under  914  m:  1 
 
  Grenada:Communications 
 
  Telephone  system:  5,650  telephones;  automatic,  islandwide  telephone 
  system;  new  SHF  radio  links  to  the  islands  of  Trinidad,  Tobago,  and 
  Saint  Vincent;  VHF  and  UHF  radio  links  to  the  islands  of  Trinidad  and 
  Carriacou 
  local:  NA 
  intercity:  NA 
  international:  SHF,  VHF,  and  UHF  radio  communications 
 
  Radio: 
  broadcast  stations:  AM  1,  FM  0,  shortwave  0 
  radios:  NA 
 
  Television: 
  broadcast  stations:  1 
  televisions:  NA 
 
  Grenada:Defense  Forces 
 
  Branches:  Royal  Grenada  Police  Force,  Coast  Guard 
 
  Defense  expenditures:  $NA,  NA%  of  GDP 
 
 
 




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