Grenada: Grenada is an island country of the West Indies and the southernmost island of the north-south arc of the Lesser Antilles. It is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Its nearest neighbours are Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the north, Barbados to the northeast, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela to the south and Curacao to the west.
Grenada is approximately 34km (21 miles) long and 19km (12 miles) wide. Its total area is 348.5 km2 (134.6 sq miles). Out of 195 countries and dependencies, it ranks at 185 in terms of area. It is one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. The island nation Grenada consists of itself and six other islands.
The national bird of the country is the Grenada dove. This bird is endemic to the island. According to BirdLife International, it is one of the most critically endangered doves in the world with less than a hundred believed to be left in the wild. To help protect the dove, the Grenadian Government set up two reserve zones: the Perseverance and adjacent Woodford Estates in the west of the island and a sanctuary within the Mount Hartman Estate in the south.
Grenada produces many spices, which is how it got its nickname “Island of Spice”. Nutmeg is one of the country’s major exports. In fact, this spice is so important to the country that it appears on the national flag. Grenada supplies nearly 40 per cent of the world’s annual crop. You’ll also find cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, bay leaves, and turmeric on the island.
Grenada – This island is a nerd vibe I love it. We learned so much today. The history and spices of this island had us blown away. Especially the ALMOST communist take over in the 1980’s & how all they islands came to it’s rescue. They said oh no you will not on our watch I will come back to this island.