GD is the abbreviation for Grenada, the 185th largest country in the world. Grenada is a country located in Caribbean, bordering 3 countries – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. St. George’s is the capital city of Grenada. Top biggest cities are St. George’s (population: 7,489), Gouyave (population: 3,367), Grenville (population: 2,465), Victoria (population: 2,245), Saint David’s (population: 1,310), Sauteurs (population: 1,309), and Hillsborough (population: 989).
- Capital: St. George’s
- Language: English
- Area: 348.5 km2
- Population: 107,308
- Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
- Time zone: UTC−4
- Calling code: 1-473
- ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: GD
- UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: GRD
- Internet TLD: .gd
- State Government Website: http://gov.gd
List of Grenada Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations about Grenada are GD which stands for Grenada and XCD which means East Caribbean dollar (Grenada currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Grenada, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.
Grenada is an island community in the Caribbean that includes the island of Grenada as well as the southernmost islands of the Grenadine Islands, of which Carriacou and Petite Martinique are populated.
Grenada is a volcanic island covered by a wooded landscape that extends in the northeast – southwest direction. Grenada is a green and lush island, but the inland rainforest is characterized by many years of overgrowth and the establishment of large plantations. The climate is tropical with temperatures varying in height. The average temperature for the whole year in the lowlands is approx. 26 ° C, with small seasonal and daily variations.
Grenada is very prone to hurricanes and extreme weather. Hurricane “Ivan” in 2004 was the worst natural disaster in man’s memory and the entire nine out of ten buildings on the island were destroyed. Ivan and “Emily” (2005) caused great harm to agriculture and the tourism industry. Development related to tourism was measured in advance to approach the tolerance limit for the environment.
Grenada was originally inhabited by the Arab guardians, who were later exterminated by the Caribbean people. English merchants tried to found a colony in 1609, but the indigenous people forced them to leave the island. Later in the 17th century France succeeded in colonizing the island and Grenada remained a French colony until 1762. The French colonial power was then replaced with the British.
Grenada gained independence in 1974, but chose to remain part of the British Commonwealth of Nations(commonwealth of nations). After independence, the country joined the communist ideology. As punishment for Grenada’s introduction of communism, the US broke diplomatic relations with the country. The United States also did its utmost to sabotage the economy and put pressure on Western Europe to phase out development aid to the island. In 1983, the prime minister was ousted by a radical wing of his own ruling Communist Party. This coup led to the United States invading the island without warning, which was strongly condemned internationally. After 10 years with a transitional council in charge of the US occupation, Grenada policy has stabilized. The Conservative Party NNP (New National Party) and NDC (National Democratic Congress) have shifted to governing the country in recent times.
Society and politics
Grenada is a constitutional monarchy where the British monarch is the formal head of state. The state is structured as a parliamentary democracy where the government led by the prime minister has the executive power. Politics in Grenada has been characterized by instability and corruption, but has improved a lot since the 1990s.
After Hurricane “Ivan” in 2004, Grenada has undergone a long and difficult reconstruction process. In this hurricane, over 90 percent of all the homes on the island were destroyed. Although the situation has improved following the hurricane and living standards in the country continue to move in the right direction, combating poverty remains the most important political issue. Among other things, the government has focused on ensuring that everyone with jobs gets paid the right salary at the right time each month.
Economics and Commerce
The tourism industry is the main source of income for Grenada. In total, this industry accounts for almost 80 per cent of the country’s total income. The export of spices is another significant industry in Grenada, especially the production of nutmeg has contributed to what Grenada is often called “the spice island”. Production and export of bananas, cocoa, citrus fruits, maize, ginger and coffee are other sources of income for the country.
Although Grenada’s industry has improved significantly since the 2004 hurricane, the economy is still burdened by a lot of debt as a result of the country’s reconstruction efforts. The fishing industry is also an industry that is being targeted in Grenada, and much has been invested in the development of this industry in the future for the future.