Nestled in the southeastern corner of the Caribbean Sea is the paradise island of Grenada. Often referred to as the “Isle of Spice” due to its production of a wide range of spices, Grenada is one of the most magnificent islands in the West Indies. It is draped in unspoiled, raw beauty. This island is popular with tourists and ex-pats for its picturesque beaches, stunning waterfalls, and lush tropical vegetation.
Grenada’s political system is a parliamentary representative democracy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It is also a member country in the Commonwealth of Nations and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Like the rest of the Caribbean, tourism has become a major industry in recent years. Tourism is especially strong in Grenada, thanks to its international airport with frequent flights to and from the US, UK, and Canada.
Grenada spent 114 years as a French colony then 211 years as a British one until it gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. As a result, Grenadian culture today is characterized by a unique mixture of British, French, African, and West Indian influences.
At A Glance
Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
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Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy