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Grenada: Geography

Geography Grenada
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: 344 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 344 sq km
Area - comparative:
twice the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries:
0 km
121 km
Maritime claims:
exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
territorial sea: 12 NM
tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds
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: 5.88%
permanent crops: 26.47%
other: 67.65% (1998 est.)
Irrigated land:
NA sq km
Natural hazards:
lies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from June to November
Environment - current issues:
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

Also See:

Background & Country Profile
Transnational Issues & International Disputes


Source: The CIA World Fact Book 2003

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