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    Grenada Geography 2000

      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, 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

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