Grenada Country Overview
Where is Grenada located? Grenada is a small island belonging to the Antilles, or “Leeward Islands”. Despite its small size, Grenada is an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The time zone map, which divides the world into time zones along the lines of longitude, shows that Grenada belongs to a world time zone called “Atlantic Standard Time” (AST) with a time offset of 4 hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC ) are. This means that the clocks there are always 4 hours earlier than the official world clock. This remains the case all year round, since there is no time shift to daylight saving time in summer.
Bordering Countries of Grenada
According to abbreviationfinder, Grenada is a Caribbean island nation that is located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago. It is bordered by the countries of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the north, Barbados to the east, and Venezuela to the south. To the west lies the Caribbean Sea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. Grenada has two main islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, as well as several smaller islands surrounding them. The capital city of Grenada is St. George’s located on its largest island, Grenada.
The country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines lies just north of Grenada in the Windward Islands chain. It consists of 32 islands and cays that stretch from St. Vincent Island in the north to Mustique Island in the south. This country is known for its lush green landscapes, sandy beaches, and coral reefs that are home to a variety of marine life making it a popular destination for tourists seeking a tropical paradise getaway. Barbados lies to east of Grenada with an area just over 430 square kilometers making it one of the smallest sovereign states in North America by area size but with a population estimated at over 287 thousand people making it one of most densely populated countries in region as well as world wide. To south lies Venezuela which is South America’s largest country in terms of land mass stretching from Caribbean coast line all way down almost touching tip South America continent. This vast country offers everything from snow capped mountains, Amazon jungle, spectacular waterfalls, white sand beaches, savannas, mountain peaks reaching up 10 000 feet high all way down to mangrove swamps situated along its various rivers.
As of 2023, the latest population of Grenada is 113,094, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate
|15.50 births per 1,000 people
|65 years and above
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)
|328.76 residents per km²
|predominantly African, 3% Indian, less than 1% European descent
|Catholics (Roman Catholic) 53%, Anglicans 13.8%, Other Protestants 33.2%
|Human Development Index (HDI)
|78th out of 194
People in Grenada
The vast majority of Grenaders have African ancestry. They were once brought to the Caribbean from Africa as slaves. There is also a minority of Indians, around 2 percent of the total population. They are descendants of workers who brought the English into the country. Descendants of the British and French still live in Grenada, but there are only a few (0.4 percent). In addition, there are still very few descendants of the Caribs, the indigenous people of Grenada. It’s 0.12 percent.
Many young grenadiers leave their homeland to emigrate to other Caribbean islands or to the USA, Canada or Great Britain.
- Children: Every woman in Grenada has an average of 2.1 children. With us, every woman has an average of 1.4 children. So the families are a bit bigger than ours.
- City and country: Only 36 percent of the population live in cities.
Languages in Grenada
The official language in Grenada is English. However, many people speak the Grenada Creole language as their mother tongue. It is based on English, but the pronunciation is different and so is the vocabulary. About 10 percent of the population speak Antilles Creole, which is based on French. The descendants of the Indians also use some Indian words.
Religions in Grenada
The proportion of Catholics and Protestants is roughly the same at around 44 percent. So Christians are in the majority.