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Updated: Oct 1, 2022

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Country Name



It is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


St. George's.

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.