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Grenada Geography

    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

    Area:
    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, 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

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