Saint David Parish, Grenada

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St. David Parish
Parish
Nickname(s): The Virgin Parish
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Country Grenada
Area
 • Total 18 sq mi (47 km2)
Population
 • Total 11,486
 • Density 680/sq mi (261/km2)
ISO 3166 code GD-02

Saint David in the southeastern part of Grenada is the fourth largest parish on the island. It is also the only one without a main town. Because of this fact, it is sometimes referred to as "The Virgin Parish". It is ringed by spectacular bays and inlets that help to provide the nation with a variety of small secluded beaches. With a rocky coastline that slopes up gently towards the central mountainous ridge, its beauty lies in its completely rural state.

History[edit]

A town called Megrin was established at St David’s Point in 1609 and destroyed during the 1795-1796 Fedon conflict and the town never rebuilt. In the 1721 the catholic parish of Megrin was reopened by the French, but it was built down next to the sea. In 1747 Megrin in St David was one of the six churches and parishes in Grenada. In 1795 the Fedon Rebellion became a battle between Fedon and the English troops staying at the church over night. In Grenada lies the area of Perdmontempts which is a mountainous area which includes lots of valleys which bear rich fruit such as guava, cherries, plums, mangoes and sugar cane.

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Coordinates: 12°03′46″N 61°39′38″W / 12.06278°N 61.66056°W / 12.06278; -61.66056