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Grenada Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Grenada Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

Geographic coordinates:
12 07 N, 61 40 W

Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

Area:
total: 344 sq km
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land: 344 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
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country comparison to the world: 208

Area - comparative:
twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
121 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds
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Terrain:
volcanic in origin with central mountains

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m highest point: Mount Saint Catherine 840 m

Natural resources:
timber, tropical fruit

Land use:
agricultural land: 32.3% arable land 8.8%; permanent crops 20.6%; permanent pasture 2.9%
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forest: 50%
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other: 17.7% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
20 sq km (2012)
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Population - distribution:
approximately one-third of the population is found in the capital of St. George's; the island's population is concentrated along the coast

Natural hazards:
lies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from June to November
volcanism: Mount Saint Catherine (840 m) lies on the island of Grenada; Kick 'em Jenny, an active submarine volcano (seamount) on the Caribbean Sea floor, lies about 8 km north of the island of Grenada; these two volcanoes are at the southern end of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends up to the Netherlands dependency of Saba in the north

Environment - current issues:
deforestation causing habitat destruction and species loss; coastal erosion and contamination; pollution and sedimentation; inadequate solid waste management

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
the administration of the islands of the Grenadines group is divided between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Grenada on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Grenada Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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