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Grenada: Country and Foreign Investment

Geography

Grenada is the largest of a group of Caribbean islands, north of Trinidad and Tobago. Smaller Grenadines, also forming part of the jurisdiction, are Carriacou, Petit Martinique, Rhonde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island and Frigate Island.

Grenada is volcanic in origin, with central mountains; the highest point is Mount Saint Catherine, 840 m. There are extensive, sandy beaches, and many reefs.

Most of the population lives on Grenada itself, with major towns including the capital St. George's, Grenville and Gouyave. The largest settlement on the other islands is Hillsborough on Carriacou.

The climate is tropical, tempered by northeast trade winds. Grenada is on the southern edge of the hurricane belt, but the occasional hurricanes can be devastating. After Hurricane Janet in 1955, with winds of 115 mph, came Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Emily in 2005, both of which caused serious damage.

 

 

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