Grenada Travel Overview
Capital: Saint George’s
Official language: English
Continent: Caribbean North America
Beautiful Leeward Island
Grenada is waiting for you with beautiful beaches, a turquoise blue sea, lots of untouched nature and lonely bays.
According to Countryaah, the island of Granada is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its closest neighbor is Saint Vincent and the Venezuelan coast 200 km south.
Located in the Caribbean Sea, you can count on pleasantly warm water all year round. The area is therefore ideal for diving and sailing trips and beach holidays. The region is also very popular among deep-sea fishermen.
Dollars (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
XCD / 951
Continent: North America
Geo coordinates: N 12 ° 15 ’46 ” W -61 ° -36′ -15″
Highest mountain: Mount Saint Katherine (840 m)
Total area: 344 km²
Mainland: 344 km²
Coastline: 121 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1974
UN member since: 1974
Other political affiliation: Organization of American States
Form of government: Parliamentary monarchy
Houses of Parliament: bikameral
Party system: Multi-party system
State building: centralized
Political culture: Subject culture
Particularities: British Commonwealth State
Export goods: agr. Products, nutmegs
Economic growth: 2.2%
Electricity consumption: 160 million KWh
Oil consumption: 1,800 million m³
Cultivation area: 35.29%
Residents in cities: 34,500
Minorities: European minorities
Average age: 21.7 years
0-14 years: 33.4%
15-64 years: 63.4%
> 65 years: 3.2%
Population growth: 0.26%
Birth rate: 08/22 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 6.88 / 1,000 residents
Migration: -12.59 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 1.08
Fertility: 2.34 children / woman
Infant mortality: 14.27 ‰
Life expectancy men: 63.06 years
Life expectancy women: 66.68 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: GD
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: GRD
ISO 3166 numeric: 308
Top Level Domain: gd
IOC country code: GRN
UN / LOCODE: GD
Number of doctors: 110
Daily food intake: 3,050 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1974
Main religious group: Christians
Distribution of religions: approx. 64% Catholics, 22% Anglicans, others
Prison inmates: 200
Arriving by plane
Condor (DE) (Internet: www.condor.de) flies non-stop from Frankfurt to Grenada. From other German airports, the connection mostly goes via London.
British Airways (BA) (Internet: www.ba.com) flies twice a week from London via Barbados to Grenada.
There are connections from Vienna with Austrian Airlines (OS) (Internet: www.aua.com), from Zurich with Swiss (LX) (Internet: www.swiss.com) .
50 EC $; 25 EC $ for children aged 5-12.
Arrival by ship
Cruise ships from Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises (Internet: www.silversea.com), Holland America Line (Internet: www.hollandamerica.com), Princess Cruises (Internet: www.princesscruises.com), Phoenix Reisen, among others and Norwegian Cruise Lines (Internet: www.ncl.com) regularly call at St. George’s. 70% of all tourists visit Grenada on a cruise.
There are daily connections with a catamaranto Carriacou, Petit Martinique and the Isle de Ronde. The tourist office provides information on timetables and fares.
ON THE GO
On the way by car / bus
The road network covers approx. 1050 km. The streets are narrow and winding. Taxis are the best mode of transport. Prices are set by law. Buses are cheap but slow. The main bus station is at the west end of Granby Street. Minibuses run between Hillsborough, Windward and Tyrell Bay. Rental car: In St. George’s or St. Andrew’s you can rent all kinds of vehicles, from limousines to mini mokes. Minimum age: over 25 years. Credit cards are not always accepted. Documents: On presentation of your own driver’s license you can get a local driver’s license for a limited period (approx. 30 EC $). International driver’s license recommended, but not mandatory. Minimum age 25 years.
On the way by ship
In Grenada you can rent boats of all kinds. The offer ranges from yachts with crews to small boats for solo sailors. Island tours are popular. There is a regular ferry service to Carriacou (journey time 90 minutes).