Compared to other developing countries, the health situation is quite good and the average life expectancy is relatively high, 76 years. Despite high birth rates and increasing life expectancy, the population is declining. Emigration is extensive. The causes are, above all, the undeveloped business community combined with natural disasters and political unrest. Unemployment is significant, up to one fifth of the population, and poverty is widespread. As a result of economic austerity programs and cuts in the public sector, the number of poor people doubled during the 1990s and according to World Bank data, more than 30 percent of the population lives in poverty in the mid-1990s. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of GRD and acronym for Grenada.
Area: 344.5 km2 (world ranking: 186)
Population density: 313 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 181)
Capital: Saint George’s
Official languages: English
Gross domestic product: 1.1 billion US $; Real growth: 3.7%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 9650 US$
Currency: 1 Eastern Caribbean. Dollar (EC $) = 100 cents
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Head of State: Elizabeth II, Head of Government: Keith Mitchell, Exterior: Peter David
National holiday: 7.2.
6 municipalities and 1 dependency
State and form of government
Constitution of 1974
Parliamentary monarchy (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: House of Representatives with 15 members, election every 5 years; Senate (Senate) with 13 members appointed for 5 years.
Suffrage from 18 years.
Population: Grenader, last census 2011: 106,667 residents
predominantly African, 3% Indian, less than 1% European
Cities (with population): (as of 2011) Saint George’s 3133 pop (A 38,000); (As of 2005) Gouyave 3000, Grenville 2500, Victoria 2300
Religions: especially Christians (45% Catholics, 12% Anglicans, 11% Pentecostals, 11% Seven-Day Adventists, including Protestants and Evangelicals); 4% without religion (status: 2006)
Languages: English; English and French Creole Employed
By economic sector: no information
Unemployment (in% of all labor force): no information
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.0%
Foreign trade: Import: 395 million US $ (2017); Export: US $ 25 million (2017)