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    Grenada Geography 2001

      Location: Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

      Geographic coordinates: 12 07 N, 61 40 W

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean

      total: 340 sq km
      land: 340 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: twice the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 121 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds

      Terrain: volcanic in origin with central mountains

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
      highest point: Mount Saint Catherine 840 m

      Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors

      Land use:
      arable land: 15%
      permanent crops: 18%
      permanent pastures: 3%
      forests and woodland: 9%
      other: 55% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: lies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from June to November

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note: the administration of the islands of the Grenadines group is divided between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada

      NOTE: The information regarding Grenada on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Grenada Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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