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Grenada (French: Grenade) is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean. It is an island country and Commonwealth Realm consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" due to the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters. Its size is 344 square kilometres (133 sq mi), with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George's. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove.


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Grand Anse Beach, St. George, Grenada

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The invasion of Grenada, known as Operation Urgent Fury code consisted of the invasion of Grenada, an independent state located in the Lesser Antilles, for the United States and several other nations in response to coup that led to the deposition and execution of Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.

On October 25, 1983, the United States, Barbados, Jamaica and members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and sent a fleet made land troops on the island, crushed Grenadian and Cuban resistance and overthrew the military government of Hudson Austin.

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The Nutmeg is the national emblem for Grenada. Nutmeg is also on the national flag of Grenada and also on the Associated State Flag.

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Members of the Eastern Caribbean Defence Force during the Invasion of Grenada

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Dame Hilda Louisa Gibbs Bynoe was the first female governor of Grenada and also became the first woman Governor of a Commonwealth of Nations country, at the time, Grenada was part of the British Empire and still Colonized by Britain. She was a former doctor and Hospital Administrator and spent most of her adult life as a teacher and doctor of medicine in Trinidad and Tobago. She became governor in between 1967 until 1972.

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Grenada is a Caribbean island (one of the Grenadines) between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located at 12°07′N 61°40′W / 12.117°N 61.667°W / 12.117; -61.667. There are no large inland bodies of water on the island, which consists entirely of the state of Grenada. The coastline is 121 km long. The Grenadan climate is tropical, tempered by northeast trade winds. The land is volcanic in origin with mountains in the interior. The lowest point is at sea level, and the highest is 840 m on Mount Saint Catherine.

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  • Grenada is known as the Isle of Nutmeg/Spice and also known as the Spice of the Caribbean.
  • Grenada have six parishes.
  • Grenada National Dish is Oil Down.
  • Mighty Sparrow Origin born in the village of Grand Roy.
  • The Queen of England is the Head of State of Grenada.
  • Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters of Nutmeg.
  • Grenada was the 2nd country in the Caribbean, after Cuba, that overthrow the Government.
  • Eric Gairy is the first Prime Minister of Grenada.
  • Jennifer Hosten was the first black person to won the Miss World title in 1970.

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We felt that we owed the Cuban people, especially Fidel, a special sense of gratitude for what he did for Grenada in the building of this extremely important facility.

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