Grenada is an islands nation in the Caribbean Sea. The entire country covers only 345 square kilometres. It consists of a larger island north of Trinidad and small inlets south of St. Vincent.
Ethnic Groups: black (82%), mixed black and European (13%), European and East Indian (5%), Arawak/Carib Amerindian
Languages: English (official), French patois
Religions: Roman Catholic (53%), Anglican (13.8%), other Protestant (33.2%)
Grenadians In Toronto
In Canada: 12,185
In the GTA: 8,590
In the City of Toronto: 3,530
Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
City of Toronto, Brampton, Pickering, Ajax
Grenada was ruled by the French from 1650 to 1783, and then the British. It became independent in 1974, but eccentric leaders and radical revolutions made for a stormy decade. In 1983, a democratic government was restored. Today, Grenada is more prosperous than most developing countries. Although poverty exists, few starve because the farmlands are fertile. There is complete freedom of religion. The vast majority of Grenadians identify as Christian, and religion plays an important role in society. Birth, marriage, and death are all marked by religious ceremonies.
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