Granada - Introduction
The State of Grenada is an island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea and locates about 160 kilometers north of Venezuela. Its size is 344 square kilometers consisting of three key islands: Grenada and its sister islands Carriacou and Petite Martinique.
Since the Caribbean unique tropical island scenery, Grenada experiences a tropical maritime climate with annual average temperature of 26°C.Grenada is known as the “Spice Isle” for being a leading exporter of nutmeg and mace crops, other spices and tropical fruits.
Grenada was a French and British colony, but gained independence from the United Kingdom on February 7, 1974. At the same time, Grenada joined the Commonwealth of Nations and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Roman Catholic is the main religion, and English is the country's official language.
The solid economic foundation in Grenada is agriculture and tourism. The country's principal export crops, nutmeg and mace account about one-third production of the world (Grenada is the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg after Indonesia). Grenada's education system is basically the same as the education system in British, and also provides many public and private medical facilities and clinics for its citizens. Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) is Grenada’s main airport run by the Grenada Airport Authority and has direct flights between North America, Europe and other Caribbean islands.