Formerly colonised by the French and then by the British, the islands of Grenada still retain traces of these European influences in their culture, architecture, and place names.
Grenada At A Glance
The State of Grenada consists of three islands - Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique - which form the southern end of the Windward Islands.
The capital, St. George’s, is located on the southwest coast of Grenada. It is the seat of government and the main commercial center. Grenada is divided into 6 parishes with a total population of over 111,454. It is a tri-island state which comprises Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, along with several other small islands.
Grenada is an island located in the Caribbean region; it is part of the Windward Islands at the southern end of the Lesser Antilles chain and the Caribbean Archipelago. The island is 12.07º North latitude and 61.40º West longitude. Grenada is ideally located in close proximity to international and regional markets – 1,623 miles (4-hour flight) between Miami; 4, 349 miles (8-hour flight) from London; 162 miles (50 minutes flight) from Barbados and 103 miles (45 minutes flight) from Trinidad.