Grenada

Country Profile
 

Grenada
(Grenada)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
07 February 1974
Capital City:
St. George's
Total Area Ranking:
206 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
195 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Grenada is an island nation in the southeastern region of the Caribbean Sea. Its nearest neighbours are Trinidad and Tobago to the south east, Venezeuela to the south, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the north and Barbados to the north east. Grenada consists of the island of Grenada and 6 smaller islands, at the southern end of the Grenadines island chain.

The islands of Grenada are volcanic in origin, with very rich soil. The interior of the main island is very mountainous, with Mount St Catherine reaching 840 m (2,756 ft). There are several rivers flowing from the mountains.

Grenada has a total land area of 344 sq km (133 sq miles) and had a population of 109,600 in 2012. The main ethnic groups are Black 82%, Mixed race 13% and European/Indo-Grenadian 5%. The capital city, St George’s is on the main island of Grenada.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Grenada History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Grenada
World Travel Guide – Caribbean – Grenada
wikipedia: Grenada
wikipedia: History of Grenada

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in Grenada.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Grenada civil aircraft use the registration sequence J3-AAA to J3-ZZZ. Prior to independence the sequence VQ-Gxx was used, 1929-1974.

All-time Grenada – civil aircraft register (VQ-Gaa J3-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

No national armed forces – the army was disbanded in 1983
No aircraft were operated by the Grenadian military prior to the 1983 invasion
Defence Aviation (Regional Security System)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by chartered commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation (Grenadian Coast Guard) – no aviation unit

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no helicopter rescue service
Police (Royal Grenada Police Force) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

SVG Air

The World’s Airlines: Grenada

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Grenada

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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