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Grenada
Flag of Grenada
Motto: 
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Location of Grenada
Capital
and largest city
St. George’s
Official languages English
Ethnic groups
82% black, 13% mixed black and European, 5% European and East Indian, and trace of Arawak/Carib[2]
Demonym(s) Grenadian
Government Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Cécile La Grenade
Keith Mitchell
Legislature Parliament
Senate
House of Representatives
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
February 7, 1974
Area
• Total
344 km2 (133 sq mi) (203rd)
• Water (%)
1.6
Population
• July 12, 2005 estimate
110,000 (185th)
• Density
319.8/km2 (828.3/sq mi) (45th)

Grenada is an island nation in the Caribbean Sea that received its independence from the United Kingdom in 1974. Its capital is St. George's.

The island was invaded by the American military in 1983 because of Cuba's presence there. In 2004, a hurricane named Ivan destroyed most of the island's resources.

Grenada is called the Spice Island on account of its most famous export, the nutmeg.

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