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Geography of Grenada

Grenada is a Caribbean island (one of the Grenadines) between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located at 12 07 N, 61 40 W. There are no large inland bodies of water on the island, which is consists entirely of the state of Grenada. The coastline is 121 km long.

The Grenadan climate is tropical, tempered by northeast trade winds[?]. The land is volcanic in origin with mountains in the interior. The lowest point is at sea level, and the highest is 840 m on Mount Saint Catherine[?].

Natural resources include timber, tropical fruit and deepwater harbors.

Area:
total: 340 sq km
land: 340 sq km

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

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

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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