COUNTRY IN FOCUS: GRENADA

COUNTRY IN FOCUS: GRENADA

FACTS AND FIGURES

Basic Facts
Official name Grenada
 
Capital Saint George’s
 
Area 344 sq km
  133 sq mi
 
 
 
People
Population 90,303 (2008 estimate)
 
Population growth
Population growth rate 0.40 percent (2008 estimate)
 
 
Projected population in 2025 96,253 (2025 estimate)
 
 
Projected population in 2050 87,136 (2050 estimate)
 
 
 
Population density 263 persons per sq km (2008 estimate)
  680 persons per sq mi (2008 estimate)
 
 
 
Urban/rural distribution
Share urban 43 percent (2005 estimate)
 
 
Share rural 58 percent (2005 estimate)
 
 
 
Largest cities, with population
Saint George’s 33,000 (2003 estimate)
 
 
 
Ethnic groups
Black African, Indian, Pakistani, European
 
 
Languages
English (official), French patois
 
 
Religious affiliations
Roman Catholic 56 percent
 
 
Protestant 20 percent
 
 
Anglican 15 percent
 
 
Other 9 percent
 
 
 
Health and Education
Life expectancy
Total 65.6 years (2008 estimate)
 
 
Female 67.4 years (2008 estimate)
 
 
Male 63.7 years (2008 estimate)
 
 
 
Infant mortality rate 14 deaths per 1,000 live births (2008 estimate)
 
Population per physician 2,020 people (2004)
 
Population per hospital bed 175 people (2003)
 
Literacy rate
Total 97.8 percent (1995)
 
 
Female 97.6 percent (1995)
 
 
Male 98 percent (1995)
 
 
 
Education expenditure as a share of gross national product (GNP) 5.7 percent (2002-2003)
 
Number of years of compulsory schooling 12 years (2002-2003)
 
Number of students per teacher, primary school 19 students per teacher (2002-2003)
 
Government
Form of government Parliamentary democracy
 
Voting qualifications Universal at age 18
 
Constitution 19 December 1973; suspended in 1979, restored in 1984
 
Armed forces
Total number of military personnel Not available
 
 
Military expenditures as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) Not available
 
 
 
Economy
Gross domestic product (GDP, in U.S.$) $525 million (2006)
 
GDP per capita (U.S.$) $4,853.80 (2006)
 
GDP by economic sector
Agriculture, forestry, fishing 6.7 percent (2006)
 
 
Industry 29 percent (2006)
 
 
Services 64.3 percent (2006)
 
 
 
Employment
Number of workers Not available
 
 
 
Workforce share of economic sector
Agriculture, forestry, fishing 14 percent (1998)
 
 
Industry 24 percent (1998)
 
 
Services 59 percent (1998)
 
 
Unemployment rate 15.2 percent (1998)
 
 
 
National budget (U.S.$)
Total revenue $69.77 million (1997)
 
 
Total expenditure $77.66 million (1997)
 
 
 
Monetary unit
1 East Caribbean dollar (EC$), consisting of 100 cents
 
 
Major trade partners for exports
United States, France, Germany, Netherlands, and St. Lucia
 
 
Major trade partners for imports
United States, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Barbados, and Netherlands Antilles
 
 

 

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