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1UpTravel - Geography Info and Facts of Countries : . - Grenada


Grenada Geography and Facts

Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

Geographic coordinates: 12 07 N, 61 40 W

Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 340 sq km
land: 340 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative: twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 121 km

Maritime claims:
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds

Terrain: volcanic in origin with central mountains

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Saint Catherine 840 m

Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors

Land use:
arable land: 15%
permanent crops: 18%
permanent pastures: 3%
forests and woodland: 9%
other: 55% (1993 est.)

Irrigated land: NA sq km

Natural hazards: lies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from June to November

Environment - current issues: NA

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note: the administration of the islands of the Grenadines group is divided between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada


Geography
Grenada is by far the largest of the three, with a width of twelve miles (18 km) and a length of twenty-one miles (34 km). Its 133 sq. miles (440 sq. km.) are mountainous, volcanic terrain, reaching heights of over 2,750 feet atop Mount St. Catherine.

This small nation consists of three islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique. The three islands of Grenada are located in the Eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela.

To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines; to the south Trinidad and Tobago. Carriacou, smaller sister island of Grenada. It is hilly but not mountainous. With smoother terrain, Carriacou is an ideal destination for walking.

It possesses fine sand beaches and natural harbours, as well as offering excellent views out over the northern Grenadine islands.

Petite Martinique, the third and by far the smallest island in the state, consists of little more than the tip of a volcanic cone poking through the water. It is only now being developed for visitors.


Climate
It is tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds, with an average temperature ranging from 24C/75F to 30C/87F.

The lowest temperatures occur between November and February. Because of Grenada's remarkable topography, the island also experiences climate changes according to altitude. The driest season is between January and May.

Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day.


Grenada is an independent country in the Caribbean Sea. It lies about 140 kilometres north of Trinidad. The island of Grenada makes up most of the country.

It is the southernmost of the Windward Islands, a chain forming part of the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies

The nation of Grenada also includes several tiny islands near the main island. In addition, it includes Carriacou--which lies about 27 kilometres northeast of the main island--and several other small islands of the Grenadine chain, including Petit Martinique

The smallest independent country in the western hemisphere, Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983.

Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers.

Free elections were reinstituted the following year.



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