Grenada relies on tourism as its main source of foreign exchange, especially since the construction of an international airport in 1985. strong performances in construction and manufacturing, together with the development of an offshore financial industry, have also contributed to growth in national output. grenada has rebounded from the devastating effects of hurricanes ivan (2004) and emily (2005), but is now saddled with the debt burden from the rebuilding process. the agricultural sector, particularly nutmeg and cocoa cultivation, has gradually recovered, and the tourism sector has seen substantial increases in foreign direct investment as the regional share of the tourism market increases.
90,343 (july 2008 est.)
Caribbean, island between the caribbean sea and atlantic ocean, north of trinidad and tobago
Total: 344 sq km land: 344 sq km water: 0 sq km
Twice the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: none conventional short form: grenada
Name: saint george's geographic coordinates: 12 03 n, 61 45 w time difference: utc-4 (1 hour ahead of washington, dc during standard time)