Saint John Parish, Grenada

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For Saint John Parish in other places, see Saint John Parish (disambiguation).
Saint John Parish
Paroisse de Saint John
Parish
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Country Grenada
Capital City Gouyave
Area
 • Total 15 sq mi (39 km2)
Population
 • Total 8,591
 • Density 630/sq mi (244/km2)
ISO 3166 code GD-04

Saint John is one of the parishes of Grenada. Its capital is Gouyave. It is known locally as the action city and the place that never sleeps. Fishing is the main industry. Gouyave is also the home of Grenada's biggest nutmeg factory and of the Dougladston Estate and old Spice Plantation. There is almost no tourism in this parish of Grenada, with only a few small guesthouses such as the Mango Bay Cottages in Woodford.

History[edit]

In 1889, an iron bridge was built on a new boulder bank between Gouyave and the neighbourhood of Florida. On Nov. 8, 1897, there were heavy rains in the parish, which nearly flooded the Gouyave River. On Dec. 6, 1897 the Gouyave-Florida boulder bank and stone bridge were destroyed. Gouyave was also known as Charlotte town.

Constituency[edit]

Saint John Constituency
Constituency
Country Grenada
Parish St John
Constituency Minister Michael Church
Capital City Gouyave
Year Winner Party
1984–1990 Grace M. Duncan Grenada National Party
1990–1995 Edzel V. Thomas Grenada United Labour Party
1995–1999 Grace M. Duncan New National Party
1999–2008 Claris C. T. Charles New National Party
2008-Date Michael A. Church National Democratic Congress

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Coordinates: 12°10′N 61°44′W / 12.167°N 61.733°W / 12.167; -61.733