Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
94,961. The projected population for Grenada for 2020 is 150,000, and for 2040 it is 200,000.
|What is the name of the monetary unit used in Grenada?||Grenada Facts
East Caribbean Dollar. The Quotas is the monetary unit used in Guatemala,the Gourde is used in Haiti, and the Lempira is used in Honduras.
Grenada. Grenada has no conventional long form, and consequently is known simply as Grenada in all matters.
St. George's. Roseau is the capital of Dominica, San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador, and Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic.
|One great thing about an island is that the ocean is in every direction. How many beaches are there to choose from?||Grenada: Isle of Spice
45. Grenada is home to both black sand and white sand beaches with water so blue and clear that coral formations can be spotted from the air as you fly overhead.
|Although the central volcano of the island of Grenada is dormant, there's an active underwater volcano just a few miles to the north that keeps everyone on their toes. What is its rather unusual name?||Grenada: Isle of Spice
Kick-'em-Jenny. This colorfully named seamount erupted in 2001 and shook things up a bit on the island. Local boat traffic generally makes a wide detour around the rough waters directly over the volcano.
|Grenada is divided into parishes, each bearing the name of a saint. How many parishes are squeezed into this little nation?||Grenada: Isle of Spice
Six. Of the six parishes, four are named for the patron saints of Ireland (St. Patrick), Scotland (St. Andrew), England (St. George), and Wales (St. David). The other two are named for St. John and St. Mark - writers of two of the New Testament gospels.
|Over the years, Grenada has been owned by the French, the Spanish, and the British. Now that it is an independent nation what do you think the official national language might be?||Grenada: Isle of Spice
English. The official language is English although some people do speak a French-African patois as well. Whatever you do, don't tell the locals they sound Jamaican. They'll correct you in a hurry.
rainy season and dry season. During the six months of the rainy season, the center of the island will receive some rain fall almost every day. It's an honest-to-goodness rain forest.
|Originally named Fort Royal by the French and then later renamed Fort Rupert, this structure overlooking Grenada's capital city now also shares the name of the city. What is the name of this structure?||Grenada: Isle of Spice
Fort George. To this day you can still see the bullet holes in the walls of Fort George from the execution of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop in 1983 and from the ensuing violence when the soldiers began shooting into the protesting crowd. Any reports of dragons being slain there have not been confirmed.
|A 13-acre crater lake which has formed over a dormant volcano is a popular attraction for visitors to the island. Its name simply means "Great Lake" in the original French. What is the name of this lake?||Grenada: Isle of Spice
Grand Etang. According to local guides, nobody has ever been able to find the bottom of this crater lake by using sonar. For all intents and purposes it is a "bottomless lake." Anybody up for a swim?