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the administration of the islands of the Grenadines group is divided between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada
Grenada history
Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries 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 and have continued since that time. Hurricane Ivan struck Grenada in September of 2004 causing severe damage.
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Conventional long form: none

Conventional short form: Grenada
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Grenada's capital city is Saint George's
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Grenada Constitution:

19 December 1973
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Grenada population growth rate: 0.538%
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Grenada highest point: Mount Saint Catherine 840 m
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Grenada lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
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About 9% of Grenada's land is arable.
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Grenada birth rate is 17 births/1,000 population
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Grenada infant mortality rate is 11 deaths/1,000 live births
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Grenada fertility rate is 2.12 children born/woman
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Grenada climate:

tropical;

tempered by northeast trade winds
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Top 5 cities of Grenada with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Saint George's: 7,500
2. Gouyave: 3,378
3. Grenville: 2,476
4. Victoria: 2,256
5. Saint David's: 1,321
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Grenada ethnic groups:

black - 82%
mixed black and European - 13%
European and East Indian - 5%
and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian
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Grenada Exports:

nutmeg
bananas
cocoa
fruit and vegetables
clothing
mace
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Grenada Imports:

food
manufactured goods
machinery
chemicals
fuel
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bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (13 seats, 10 members appointed by the government and 3 by the leader of the opposition) and the House of Representatives (15 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)

Administrative Divisions:
6 parishes

1. Saint Andrew
2. Saint David
3. Saint George
4. Saint John
5. Saint Mark
6. Saint Patrick

and 1 dependency:

1. Carriacou and Petite Martinique
Political parties and leaders:
Grenada United Labor Party (GULP) - Wilfred HAYES

National Democratic Congress (NDC) - Tillman THOMAS

New National Party (NNP) - Keith MITCHELL