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    Grenada Geography - 2004

      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

      total: 344 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 344 sq km

      Area - comparative:
      twice the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      121 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM

      tropical; tempered by northeast trade winds

      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: 5.88%
      permanent crops: 26.47%
      other: 67.65% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

      Natural hazards:
      lies on edge of hurricane belt; hurricane season lasts from June to November

      Environment - current issues:

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, 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

      NOTE: The information regarding Grenada on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Grenada Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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