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 for Grenada
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Grenada
      n 1: an island state in the West Indies in the southeastern
           Caribbean Sea; an independent state within the British
           Commonwealth

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Grenada
  
     Introduction Grenada
     --------------------
                              Background: One of the smallest independent
                                          countries in the western hemisphere,
                                          Grenada was seized by a Marxist
                                          military council on 19 October 1983.
                                          Six days later the island was
                                          invaded by US forces and those of
                                          six other Caribbean nations, which
                                          quickly captured the ringleaders and
                                          their hundreds of Cuban advisers.
                                          Free elections were reinstituted the
                                          following year.
    
     Geography Grenada
     -----------------
                                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: 344 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 344 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: 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: NA
              Environment - international party to: Biodiversity, Climate
                              agreements: 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
    
     People Grenada
     --------------
                              Population: 89,211 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 35.9% (male 16,213;
                                          female 15,863)
                                          15-64 years: 60.3% (male 28,460;
                                          female 25,307)
                                          65 years and over: 3.8% (male 1,546;
                                          female 1,822) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.02% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 23.05 births/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                              Death rate: 7.63 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                      Net migration rate: -15.21 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 1.12 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/
                                          female
                                          total population: 1.08 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 14.63 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                                          est.)
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 64.52 years
                                          female: 66.31 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 62.74 years
                    Total fertility rate: 2.5 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                                    AIDS:
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Grenadian(s)
                                          adjective: Grenadian
                           Ethnic groups: black 82%, mixed black and European
                                          13%, European and East Indian 5% ,
                                          and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian
                               Religions: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%,
                                          other Protestant 33.2%
                               Languages: English (official), French patois
                                Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read
                                          and write
                                          total population: 98%
                                          male: 98%
                                          female: 98% (1970 est.)
    
     Government Grenada
     ------------------
                            Country name: conventional long form: none
                                          conventional short form: Grenada
                         Government type: constitutional monarchy with
                                          Westminster-style parliament
                                 Capital: Saint George's
                Administrative divisions: 6 parishes and 1 dependency*;
                                          Carriacou and Petit Martinique*,
                                          Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint
                                          George, Saint John, Saint Mark,
                                          Saint Patrick
                            Independence: 7 February 1974 (from UK)
                        National holiday: Independence Day, 7 February (1974)
                            Constitution: 19 December 1973
                            Legal system: based on English common law
                                Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II
                                          (since 6 February 1952), represented
                                          by Governor General Daniel WILLIAMS
                                          (since 9 August 1996)
                                          head of government: Prime Minister
                                          Keith MITCHELL (since 22 June 1995)
                                          cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the
                                          governor general on the advice of
                                          the prime minister
                                          elections: none; the monarch is
                                          hereditary; governor general
                                          appointed by the monarch; prime
                                          minister appointed by the governor
                                          general from among the members of
                                          the House of Assembly
                      Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament consists of the
                                          Senate (a 13-member body, 10
                                          appointed by the government and
                                          three by the leader of the
                                          opposition) and the House of
                                          Representatives (15 seats; members
                                          are elected by popular vote to serve
                                          five-year terms)
                                          elections: last held on 18 January
                                          1999 (next to be held by NA October
                                          2004)
                                          election results: House of
                                          Representatives - percent of vote by
                                          party - NA%; seats by party - NNP
                                          14, GULP 1
                         Judicial branch: West Indies Associate States Supreme
                                          Court (an associate judge resides in
                                          Grenada)
           Political parties and leaders: Grenada United Labor Party or GULP
                                          [Herbert PREUDHOMME]; National
                                          Democratic Congress or NDC [leader
                                          vacant]; New National Party or NNP
                                          [George McGUIRE]
            Political pressure groups and NA
                                 leaders:
               International organization ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-
                           participation: 77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA,
                                          IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO,
                                          Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber),
                                          ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OECS, OPANAL,
                                          OPCW (signatory), UN, UNCTAD,
                                          UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WTrO
     Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Denis
                                          G. ANTOINE
                                          consulate(s) general: New York
                                          FAX: [1] (202) 265-2468
                                          telephone: [1] (202) 265-2561
                                          chancery: 1701 New Hampshire Avenue
                                          NW, Washington, DC 20009
       Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: the ambassador to
                                      US: Barbados is accredited to Grenada;
                                          Charge d'Affairs Nadia TONGOUR
                                          embassy: Point Salines, Saint
                                          George's
                                          mailing address: P. O. Box 54, Saint
                                          George's, Grenada, West Indies
                                          telephone: [1] (473) 444-1173
                                          through 1176
                                          FAX: [1] (473) 444-4820
                        Flag description: a rectangle divided diagonally into
                                          yellow triangles (top and bottom)
                                          and green triangles (hoist side and
                                          outer side), with a red border
                                          around the flag; there are seven
                                          yellow, five-pointed stars with
                                          three centered in the top red
                                          border, three centered in the bottom
                                          red border, and one on a red disk
                                          superimposed at the center of the
                                          flag; there is also a symbolic
                                          nutmeg pod on the hoist-side
                                          triangle (Grenada is the world's
                                          second-largest producer of nutmeg,
                                          after Indonesia); the seven stars
                                          represent the seven administrative
                                          divisions
    
     Economy Grenada
     ---------------
                      Economy - overview: Despite government steadying of
                                          annual economic growth in recent
                                          years through progress in fiscal
                                          reform and prudent macroeconomic
                                          management, a downturn in tourist
                                          arrivals in 2001 threatens
                                          government spending in 2002. Grenada
                                          relies on tourism as its main source
                                          of foreign exchange, although it
                                          also supports a small agriculture
                                          sector and a developing offshore
                                          financial industry. Short-term
                                          concerns include a rising fiscal
                                          deficit and the deterioration in the
                                          external account balance.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $424
                                          million (2001 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 6.5% (2001 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $4,750
                                          (2001 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 7.7%
                                          industry: 23.9%
                                          services: 68.4% (2000)
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.8% (2001 est.)
                             Labor force: 42,300 (1996)
             Labor force - by occupation: services 62%, agriculture 24%,
                                          industry 14% (1999 est.)
                       Unemployment rate: 11.5% (1999)
                                  Budget: revenues: $85.8 million
                                          expenditures: $102.1 million,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $28 million (1997)
                              Industries: food and beverages, textiles, light
                                          assembly operations, tourism,
                                          construction
       Industrial production growth rate: 0.7% (1997 est.)
                Electricity - production: 110 million kWh (2000)
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 100%
                                          hydro: 0%
                                          other: 0% (2000)
                                          nuclear: 0%
               Electricity - consumption: 102.3 million kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2000)
                  Agriculture - products: bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace,
                                          citrus, avocados, root crops,
                                          sugarcane, corn, vegetables
                                 Exports: $78 million (2000 est.)
                   Exports - commodities: bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and
                                          vegetables, clothing, mace
                      Exports - partners: Caricom 32.3%, UK 20%, US 13%,
                                          Netherlands 8.8% (1991)
                                 Imports: $270 million (2000 est.)
                   Imports - commodities: food, manufactured goods, machinery,
                                          chemicals, fuel (1989)
                      Imports - partners: US 31.2%, Caricom 23.6%, UK 13.8%,
                                          Japan 7.1% (1991)
                         Debt - external: $196 million (2000)
                Economic aid - recipient: $8.3 million (1995)
                                Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
                           Currency code: XCD
                          Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars per US dollar
                                          - 2.7000 (fixed rate since 1976)
                             Fiscal year: calendar year
    
     Communications Grenada
     ----------------------
          Telephones - main lines in use: 27,000 (1997)
            Telephones - mobile cellular: 976 (1997)
                        Telephone system: general assessment: automatic,
                                          islandwide telephone system
                                          domestic: interisland VHF and UHF
                                          radiotelephone links
                                          international: new SHF
                                          radiotelephone links to Trinidad and
                                          Tobago and Saint Vincent; VHF and
                                          UHF radio links to Trinidad
                Radio broadcast stations: AM 2, FM 13, shortwave 0 (1998)
                                  Radios: 57,000 (1997)
           Television broadcast stations: 2 (1997)
                             Televisions: 33,000 (1997)
                   Internet country code: .gd
       Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 14 (2000)
                          Internet users: 4,100 (2001)
    
     Transportation Grenada
     ----------------------
                                           Railways: 0 km
                                           Highways: total: 1,040 km
                                                     paved: 638 km
                                                     unpaved: 402 km (1996)
                                          Waterways: none
                                  Ports and harbors: Grenville, Saint George's
                                    Merchant marine: none (2002 est.)
                                           Airports: 3 (2001)
                      Airports - with paved runways: total: 3
                                                     2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
                                                     1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
                                                     under 914 m: 1 (2001)
    
     Military Grenada
     ----------------
                         Military branches: Royal Grenada Police Force, Coast
                                            Guard
     Military expenditures - dollar figure: $NA
         Military expenditures - percent of NA%
                                       GDP:
    
     Transnational Issues Grenada
     ----------------------------
                   Disputes - international: none
                              Illicit drugs: small-scale cannabis cultivation;
                                             lesser transshipment point for
                                             marijuana and cocaine to US
    
                                         
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Grenada -- U.S. County in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    23263
     Housing Units (2000): 9973
     Land area (2000):     421.792214 sq. miles (1092.436773 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    27.584635 sq. miles (71.443874 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    449.376849 sq. miles (1163.880647 sq. km)
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             33.775041 N, 89.803446 W
     Headwords:
      Grenada
      Grenada, MS
      Grenada County
      Grenada County, MS
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Grenada, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
     Population (2000):    351
     Housing Units (2000): 146
     Land area (2000):     0.481311 sq. miles (1.246590 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.481311 sq. miles (1.246590 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            31246
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             41.644438 N, 122.522768 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     96038
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Grenada, CA
      Grenada
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Grenada, MS -- U.S. city in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    14879
     Housing Units (2000): 6210
     Land area (2000):     29.951952 sq. miles (77.575197 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.013069 sq. miles (0.033848 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    29.965021 sq. miles (77.609045 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            29460
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             33.775080 N, 89.808768 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     38901
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Grenada, MS
      Grenada
  

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