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    Grenada Geography 1995

      Location: Caribbean, in the eastern Caribbean Sea, about 150 im north of Trinidad and Tobago

      Map references: Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Standard Time Zones of the World

      total area: 340 sq km
      land area: 340 sq km
      comparative area: slightly less than twice the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 121 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      International disputes: none

      Climate: tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds

      Terrain: volcanic in origin with central mountains

      Natural resources: timber, tropical fruit, deepwater harbors

      Land use:
      arable land: 15%
      permanent crops: 26%
      meadows and pastures: 3%
      forest and woodland: 9%
      other: 47%

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      current issues: NA
      natural hazards: lies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from June to November
      international agreements: party to - Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection; signed, but not ratified - Climate Change

      Note: islands of the Grenadines group are divided politically with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

      NOTE: The information regarding Grenada on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Grenada Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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