The tri-island state of Grenada is located to the south of the Windward Islands. It is made up of three islands namely Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. The capital St. George`s boasts the pretties harbor in the Caribbean. Throughout the ages, many tribes and colonies took leadership of this little island, the main two being the French and the British and is now an independent state. Grenada is an English speaking island with lush green vegetation and lots of mountains with its highest point being Mount Saint Catherine at 2,757 ft above sea level. Grenada has a year round warm climate and many beautiful beaches, falls and rivers, making it the ideal location for fun water activities. The people are well known for their friendliness. Grenada is also known for its Carnival Festivities celebrated twice each year the Carriacou Carnival which is held in February followed by Grenada Spice Mas which is held in August. Grenada' s amazing landscape makes it the perfect location for the vacation that you are looking for. Whether it' s an adventurous hiking, cycling, swimming or diving trip or rather a relaxing romantic get away to be pampered and enjoy the beauty of paradise around you, Grenada is surely the ideal spot.
Grenada was first inhabited by the peaceful Arawaks who were overthrown and enslaved by the Carib Indians. Grenada was later discovered by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage in the New World in 1498 and he named the island &ldquo Conception&rdquo . The British unsucessfully attempted to settle in Grenada in 1609 and then the French attempted the same in 1638, only becoming successful in 1650. In 1763 the island was surrendered to the British by the French, reclaimed in 1779 and once again claimed by the British territory under the Treaty of Versailles in 1783. Grenada became a member of the British Commonwealth whose home affairs were autonomous and foreign defense was controlled by Britain. Grenada declared independence on February 7, 1974 and appointed Sir Eric Gairy, the leader of Grenada Unity Labor Party. The tri-island state remains within the British Commonwealth as an independent nation and the Governor General represents Her Majesty the Queen. Left-wing populist launched a coup to appoint Maurice Bishop as the new leader of the party resulting later in the death of Bishop and three other ministers. The constitution was abolished and the parliament was dissolved. The United States and Caribbean states dispatched troops to the island resulting in the Grenada revolution on October 25, 1983. There is presently a 13-member Senate and a House of Representatives with a Speaker and fifteen members, each representing a constituency. Grenada is currently under the rule of the New National Party.
Grenada lies at the Southernmost tip of the the Eastern Caribbean Windward Islands. It has a width of 12 miles (18 km) and a length of twenty-one miles (34 km). The total area is 133 square miles (344 square km). The tri-island state is comprised of the main island Grenada, along with the sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique and located just 100 miles (160 km) north of Venezuela. Grenada' s landscape is very mountainous with its highest point being Mount Saint Catherine at 2,757 ft above sea level. The sister islands are less mountainous than Grenada but still possess similar characteristics and wonderful sandy beaches. Carriacou has an area of 13 square miles with its highest point being 956 ft above sea level at a location known as High North Peak. Petite Martinique has an area of only 586-acres with the highest hill, the Piton, rising to 756 feet above sea level.
Grenada has a year-round tropical marine climate which is about 26℃ and its annual rainfall is approximately 1520mm. Grenada is located in the southeast of the Caribbean. Tropical oceanic climate rules the whole territory. Due to the geographical factors, Grenada has only two seasons known as the Dry Season and the Rainy Season. Dry Season takes place during the months of January to May when the island experiences a more humid climate, whereas Rainy Season takes place during June to December when there is more rainfall.
Grenada is an English speaking island in the Caribbean with some local patois derived from French and African languages. The population of Grenada is 110,000 people. The citizens comprise of African, East Indian, and European descent. The largest portion of the population are of African descent.
Grenada consists of The Senate and House of Representatives which serves a term of 5 years. The Senate has 13 seats and it is appointed by the Governor General according to the nominations between the Prime Minister and the leader of the opposition. Grenada is currently being ruled under the governance of the New National Party which is lead by the Hon. Right Dr. Keith Mitchell, which claimed all 13 seats in its last general elections.
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