Updated: Oct 1
It is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Reason for Naming the country
The origin of the name "Grenada" is obscure, but it is likely that Spanish sailors named the island after the Andalusian city of Granada. However, it carried at least two other names during the Age of Discovery.
Grenada received independence from Britain on February 3, 1974, and adopted this flag four days later on February 7, 1974. The flag of Grenada consists of a Red border on the outer edge of flag. Centered on the horizontal stripes of the border, at the top and bottom, are three yellow five-point stars evenly spaced. The inner area of the Grenada flag consists of two vertical yellow triangles facing each other and two horizontal green triangles facing each other.
The points of all four triangles meet in the center of the Grenada flag,
and a red circle with a yellow five-pointed star lies inside. On the left side of Grenada's flag, located inside the green triangle, there is a yellow and red emblem of a nutmeg. The yellow color represents the sun and the friendliness of the inhabitants; the green represents the country's vegetation and agriculture, and the red stands for the courage and spirit of Grenada's people. The yellow stars represent the seven parishes of the country.
The nutmeg signifies that Grenada is one of the world's largest producers of nutmeg.
The official language in Grenada is English. There are also two other languages recognized in Grenada: Grenadian English Creole, and Grenadian French Creole.
Some Hindi/Bhojpuri terms are still spoken amongst the Indo-Grenadian community descendants. The indigenous languages were Iñeri and Karina (Carib).
The majority of Grenada's population (more than 85%) are Christians.
The protestants are the biggest Christian group in Grenada while the Roman Catholics are the next biggest Christian group after the protestants.
Other Christian denominations have a limited presence in the nation such as Pentecostals, Seventh Day Adventists, and Anglicans.
Many other religions have a small presence in Grenada. These include Rastafarianism, Hinduism, Islam, etc.
East Caribbean dollar (XCD).
Unitary two-party parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
The climate of Grenada is tropical, hot, and humid all year round, with a relatively cool and dry season from January to mid-April and a hot, humid, and rainy season from June to December.
In the former period, the northeast trade winds, constant winds typical of tropical climates, blow steadily and with moderate intensity, while in the latter period, these winds are more irregular, and may have some pauses, increasing the feeling of sultriness.
Between mid-April and late May, before the hot and rainy season, both the temperature and the frequency of downpours gradually increase. The sea in Grenada is warm enough to swim in throughout the year: the water temperature ranges from 27 °C (81 °F) in the December-April period to 29 °C (84 °F) in September and October, as we can see in the following table. The best time to visit Grenada is from February to April since it is the driest period of the year, but all in all, January is an acceptable month as well.