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Grenada - Introduction 1992
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Background: 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.


Grenada - Geography 1992
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Location

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Area
Total: 340 km²
Land: 340 km²
Comparative: slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 121 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm
Disputes: none

Climate: tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds

Terrain: volcanic in origin with central mountains

Elevation

Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors
Land use

Land use: arable land: 15%; permanent crops: 26%; meadows and pastures 3%; forest and woodland 9%; other 47%

Irrigated land

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards

Geography


Grenada - People 1992
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Population: 83,556 (July 1992), growth rate - 0.3% (1992)

Nationality: noun - Grenadian(s; adjective - Grenadian

Ethnic groups: mainly of black African descent

Languages: English (official; some French patois

Religions: largely Roman Catholic; Anglican; other Protestant sects

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate: 34 births/1000 population (1992)

Death rate: 7 deaths/1000 population (1992)

Net migration rate: - 30 migrants/1000 population (1992)

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues:
lies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from
June to November

Current issues note:
islands of the Grenadines group are divided politically with Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines


Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 28 deaths/1000 live births (1992)

Life expectancy at birth: 69 years male, 74 years female (1992)

Total fertility rate: 4.6 children born/woman (1992)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access

Hiv/Aids

Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: 98% (male 98%, female 98%) age 15 and over having ever attended school (1970)

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Grenada - Government 1992
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Country name
Conventional long form: none

Government type: parliamentary democracy

Capital: Saint George's

Administrative divisions:
6 parishes and 1 dependency*; Carriacou and
Little Martinique*, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John,
Saint Mark, Saint Patrick


Dependent areas

Independence: 7 February 1974 (from UK)

National holiday: Independence Day, 7 February (1974)

Constitution: 19 December 1973

Legal system: based on English common law

International law organization participation

Citizenship

Suffrage: universal at age 18
House of Representatives:
last held on 13 March 1990 (next to be held by
NA March 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (15 total)
NDC 8, GULP 3, TNP 2, NNP 2


Executive branch:
British monarch, governor general, prime minister,
Ministers of Government (cabinet)


Legislative branch:
bicameral Parliament consists of an upper house or
Senate and a lower house or House of Representatives


Judicial branch: Supreme Court

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation:
ACP, C, CARICOM, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU,
IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, INTERPOL, IOC, ITU, LAES, LORCS, NAM, OAS, OECS,
OPANAL, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WTO

Diplomatic representation:
Ambassador Denneth MODESTE; Chancery at 1701
New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20,009; telephone (202) 265-2,561; there is a Grenadian Consulate General in New York

US:
Charge d'Affaires Annette VELER; Embassy at Ross Point Inn, Saint
George's (mailing address is P. O. Box 54, Saint George's); telephone (809) 444-1173 through 1178


Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Grenada: 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

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage


Grenada - Economy 1992
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Economy overview:
The economy is essentially agricultural and centers on the traditional production of spices and tropical plants. Agriculture accounts for about 16% 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. Despite an impressive average annual growth rate for the economy of 5.5% during the period 1986-91, unemployment remains high at about 25%.

GDP: purchasing power equivalent - $238 million, per capita $2,800 (1989); real growth rate 5.2% (1990 est.)

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: accounts for 16% 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-size farms predominate, growing a variety of citrus fruits, avocados, root crops, sugarcane, corn, and vegetables

Industries: food and beverage, textile, light assembly operations, tourism, construction

Industrial production growth rate:
growth rate 5.8% (1989 est.); accounts for 6% of
GDP


Labor force: 36,000; services 31%, agriculture 24%, construction 8%, manufacturing 5%, other 32% (1985)
Organized labor: 20% of labor force
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 25% (1990 est.)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $54.9 million; expenditures $77.6 million, including capital expenditures of $16.6 million (1990 est.)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year: calendar year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $26.0 million (f.o.b., 1990 est.)
Commodoties: nutmeg 36%, cocoa beans 9%, bananas 14%, mace 8%, textiles 5%
Partners: US 12%, UK, FRG, Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago (1989)

Imports: $105.0 million (f.o.b., 1989 est.)
Commodoties: food 25%, manufactured goods 22%, machinery 20%, chemicals 10%, fuel 6% (1989)
Partners: US 29%, UK, Trinidad and Tobago, Japan, Canada (1989)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed rate since 1976)


Grenada - Energy 1992
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 12,500 kW capacity; 26 million kWh produced, 310 kWh per capita (1991)

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources

Petroleum

Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita


Grenada - Communication 1992
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Grenada - Military 1992
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Military expenditures
Percent of gdp: $NA, NA% of GDP

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Grenada - Transportation 1992
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports:
3 total, 3 usable; 2 with permanent-surface runways; none with runways over 3,659 m; 1
with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 1
with runways 1,220-2,439 m


Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine

Ports and terminals


Grenada - Transnational issues 1992
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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