Statistical information Grenada 2000Grenada

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Grenada in the World



Grenada - Introduction 2000
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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 2000
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Location: Caribbean island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean north of Trinidad and Tobago

Geographic coordinates: 12 07 N 61 40 W

Map referenceCentral America and the Caribbean

Area
Comparative: twice the size of Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 121 km

Maritime claims

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

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

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

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


Grenada - People 2000
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Population: 89,018 (July 2000 est.)
Growth rate: -0.36% (2000 est.)
Below poverty line: NA%

Nationality

Ethnic groups: black 82% some South Asians (East Indians) and Europeans trace Arawak/Carib Amerindian

Languages: English (official) French patois

Religions: Roman Catholic 53% Anglican 13.8% other Protestant 33.2%

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: -0.36% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 20.96 births/1000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 8.02 deaths/1000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: -16.54 migrant(s)/1000 population (2000 est.)

Population distribution

Urbanization

Major urban areas

Environment
Current issues: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 14.63 deaths/1000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total fertility rate: 2.42 children born/woman (2000 est.)

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

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment


Grenada - Government 2000
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Country name

Government type: constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament

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

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: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch

Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (a 13-member body 10 appointed by the government and three by the leader of the opposition) and the House of Representatives (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)

Judicial branch: West Indies Associate States Supreme Court (an associate judge resides in Grenada)

Political parties and leaders: Grenada United Labor Party or GULP [Herbert PREUDHOMME]; Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement or MBPM [Terrence MARRYSHOW]; National Democratic Congress or NDC [George BRIZAN]; New National Party or NNP [Keith MITCHELL]; The Democratic Labor Party or DLP [Francis ALEXIS]; The National Party or TNP [Ben JONES]

International organization participation: ACP C Caricom CDB ECLAC FAO G-77 IBRD ICAO ICFTU ICRM IDA IFAD IFC IFRCS ILO IMF IMO Interpol IOC ISO (subscriber) ITU LAES NAM OAS OECS OPANAL OPCW UN UNCTAD UNESCO UNIDO UPU WCL WHO WIPO WToO WTrO

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 2000
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Economy overview: In this island economy progress in fiscal reforms and prudent macroeconomic management have boosted annual growth to 5%-6% in 1998-99. The increase in economic activity has been led by construction and trade. Tourist facilities are being expanded; tourism is the leading foreign exchange earner. Major short-term concerns are the rising fiscal deficit and the deterioration in the external account balance. Grenada shares a common central bank and a common currency with seven other members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: 5% (1999 est.)

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: bananas cocoa nutmeg mace citrus avocados root crops sugarcane corn vegetables

Industries: food and beverages textiles light assembly operations tourism construction

Industrial production growth rate: 0.7% (1997 est.)

Labor force: 42,300 (1996)
By occupation services: 62%
By occupation agriculture: 24%
By occupation industry: 14% (1999 est.)
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 15% (1997)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line: NA%

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues

Revenue

Fiscal year: calendar year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices: 1.3% (1998)

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: $26.8 million (1998)
Commodities: bananas cocoa nutmeg fruit and vegetables clothing mace
Partners: Caricom 32.3% UK 20% US 13% Netherlands 8.8% (1991)

Imports: $200 million (1998)
Commodities: food manufactured goods machinery chemicals fuel (1989)
Partners: US 31.2% Caricom 23.6% UK 13.8% Japan 7.1% (1991)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $89.2 million (1998)

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.7000 (fixed rate since 1976)


Grenada - Energy 2000
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 105 million kWh (1998)

Electricity consumption: 98 million kWh (1998)

Electricity exports: 0 kWh (1998)

Electricity imports: 0 kWh (1998)

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 2000
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular: 400 (1995)

Telephone system: automatic islandwide telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions


Grenada - Military 2000
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Military expenditures
Dollar figure: $N/A
Percent of gdp: NA%

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups


Grenada - Transportation 2000
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 3 (1999 est.)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways

Heliports

Pipelines

Railways: 0 km

Roadways

Waterways

Merchant marine: none (1999 est.)

Ports and terminals


Grenada - Transnational issues 2000
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs: small-scale cannabis cultivation; lesser transshipment point for marijuana and cocaine to US


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