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    Grenada Geography 1997

      Location Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, northof 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 toNovember

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to : Biodiversity, Climate Change, 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 dividedbetween Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada

      NOTE: The information regarding Grenada on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Grenada Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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