HM Queen Elizabeth II, represented locally by Governor-General Cécile La Grenade since 2013.
Head of government:
Prime Minister Keith Mitchell since 2013.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. British-style three-pin plugs are standard.
A mountainous and volcanic landscape gives Grenada one of the loveliest environments in the Caribbean, with crater lakes, rainforests and coastal mangrove plantations giving way to white sand beaches, and brilliant blue waters filled with coral reefs.
Grenada is known as the 'Spice Island' - and with good reason. Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla are just a few of the scented gems found here. When it comes to food, Grenadian's like it particularly hot and spicy. Pepper pot is a favourite - meat cooked with lots of pepper, garlic and onions. As well as frangrent spices, music is also an important part of life on Grenada, and the calypso tunes dancing over the island serve to evoke Grenada's African origins.
Last updated: 30 July 2014
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