Saint John Parish, Grenada

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Saint John Parish

Paroisse de Saint John
Parish
Grenada-Saint John.png
CountryGrenada
Capital CityGouyave
Area
 • Total15 sq mi (39 km2)
Population
 • Total8,591
 • Density630/sq mi (244/km2)
ISO 3166 codeGD-04

Saint John is one of the parishes of Grenada. Its capital is Gouyave. Fishing is the main industry. Gouyave is also the home of Grenada's biggest nutmeg factory and of the Dougladston Estate, an 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 November 8, 1897, there were heavy rains in the parish, which nearly flooded the Gouyave River. On December 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
CountryGrenada
ParishSt John
Constituency MinisterMichael Church
Capital CityGouyave
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


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