Top Ten Grenadian Attractions

Top Ten Grenadian Attractions

       Grenada is an island country and Commonwealth Realm consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada is also known as the “Island of Spice” due to the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters. Its size is 344 square km (133 square mi), with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George’s. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove.

  1. Grand Anse Beach, St. George

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  2. St. George

    St. George’s, population 89,018 (2000), with an agglomeration of 4,500 people, is the capital of Grenada. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor. The city is a popular Caribbean tourist destination that attracts thousands of tourists, cruise ships and celebrities. The city has significantly developed in recent years, while preserving its history, culture and natural beauty. The city is home of St. George’s University School of Medicine. The main exports are cocoa bean cacao, nutmeg and mace spice. It has a moderate tropical climate that ensures the success of spice production. Nutmegs are the most plentiful crop, followed by an array of such spices as cocoa, mace, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George%27s,_Grenada,
  3. Carriacou and Petite Martinique

    Carriacou and Petite Martinique is a dependency of Grenada, lying north of Grenada island and south of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Lesser Antilles. The Grenadine islands to the north of Carriacou and Petite Martinique belong to the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea, is the largest island of the Grenadines, an archipelago in the Windward Islands chain. The island is 13 square mi (34 square km) with a population of 4,595 (1991). The main settlements on the island are Hillsborough, L’Esterre, Harvey Vale and Windward. The neighboring island of Petite Martinique is 2½ miles away from Carriacou, and also a part of Grenada. With its 586 acres (2.37 square km) and population of 900, it is smaller than Carriacou. Petite Martinique is much smaller, comprising about 9.8% of the total area and 30% of the entire population which is estimated at 10,000. The residents of this island live by boat-building, fishing and seafaring. Carriacou and Petite Martinique is known for its Regatta and Village Maroon.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carriacou,
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