Grenada is 133 sq. miles in size and the largest of the Tri-Island State, comprising of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique.
The Island is located at the southern end of the Grenadines, in the southeastern Caribbean Sea; northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice" because of its production of a wide variety of spices. True to its name, Grenada is a leading producer of Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Mace, Allspice and Wild Coffee, used by the locals. Grenada provides 20% of the world’s Nutmeg exports, making it the second largest producer of nutmeg after Indonesia. The nutmeg on the nation's flag represents the economic value of the crop to Grenada.
Grenada is a place where untouched beauty meets our warm people. The Island offers a lifestyle so pure and authentic that you feel instantly renewed. Our enchanting island boasts silky stretches of white sand beaches, sunken treasures adorned by corals and un- spoilt landscapes; undiscovered by crowds; pure and real.
The national flag of Grenada was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom, 7 February 1974. The six stars in the red border stand for the country's six parishes, with the middle star, encircled by a red disk, standing for the capital, Saint George's. The symbol in the hoist represents a clove of nutmeg, one of the principal crops of Grenada. It also represents a link to Grenada's former name, which was the "Isle of Spice".
FLAG OF GRENADA
The red colour of the flag stands for courage and vitality, yellow for wisdom and warmth, and green for vegetation and agriculture.
The flag was designed by Anthony C. George of Soubise in Saint Andrew Parish.
The Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi) is a medium-sized New World tropical dove. It is endemic to the island of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. Originally known as the pea dove or Well's dove, it is the National Bird of Grenada. It is considered to be one of the most critically endangered doves in the world.
The official coat of arms of Grenada is a shield divided into four parts by a golden cross. In the centre of this cross is the Santa Maria, Columbus' flagship. A British lion on a red field is shown in the upper left and lower right sections of the shield, with a golden crescent moon out of which a lily growsin the upper right and lower left sections. Above the shield there is a golden crown, topped with a garland of bougainvillea branches. Within the garland are seven red roses, which stand for the seven communities of Grenada. Holding the sign are an armadillo which stands before a corn stalk; on the other side a Grenada dove, which stands before a banana plant. The base represents grassland mountains and Grenada's Grand Etang Lake. A ribbon displays the national motto: "Ever conscious of God we aspire, build and advance as one people."
NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS
The coat of arms was adopted by the island nation in 1974 following independence.
GRENADA PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the country for which it stands,
with Liberty, Justice and Equality for all.
I pledge also that I shall defend and uphold,
the Honour, Dignity and Laws and Institutions of my country.
Hail! Grenada, land of ours,
We pledge ourselves to thee,
Heads, hearts and hands in unity To reach our destiny.
Ever conscious of God,
Being proud of our heritage,
May we with faith and courage Aspire, build, advance As one people, one family. God bless our nation.