Grenville, Grenada

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Grenville
Town
Nickname(s): La Bay, Rainbow City
Grenville is located in Grenada
Grenville
Grenville
Location within Grenada
Coordinates: 12°07′09″N 61°37′35″W / 12.11917°N 61.62639°W / 12.11917; -61.62639Coordinates: 12°07′09″N 61°37′35″W / 12.11917°N 61.62639°W / 12.11917; -61.62639
Country  Grenada
Parish Saint Andrew
Elevation[1] 0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total 2,400
Time zone UTC-4

Grenville is the second largest town in Grenada, after St. George's, and it is the capital of the largest parish, Saint Andrew Parish. Grenville is located on Grenville Bay, about halfway up the east coast of the Caribbean island of Grenada and is heavily involved in the agriculture export industry. Grenville's Anglican Church and school stand at the north end of Victoria Street, the main thoroughfare along the bay.

The town has a population of about 2,400 residents, with many more in the surrounding region. It serves as an economic and transportation hub for that part of the island, having the largest nutmeg-processing plant in Grenada. From the city's marketplace you can find minibuses (the common form of public transportation on the island) to areas all around the island. It is located near Grenada's first airport, Pearls Airport, which became disused when a new airport was built.

Eric Gairy, the first Prime Minister of Grenada, was born in Dunfermline near Grenville.

History[edit]

Founded and named for George Grenville (British Prime Minister, 1763-65). Grenville is also known as La Baye (its former French name).

It was the Parish Capital since 1796. Grenville has had a Court House on Sandel Street since c.1886. In 1981 Grenville Magistrate Court was built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grenville". Falling Rain.