Grenada, including the islands of Carriacou and Petit or Petite Martinique [about 20 miles away], is one of the small, and most southerly, of independent nations scattered among the Leeward and Windward Islands of the Eastern Caribbean. Part of a chain of islands that start north from mainland South America to the Atlantic coast of Florida, Grenada is the closest to Venezuela, about 90 miles north off its coast. Location: 12 degrees 00' N, 61 degrees 40' W, 21 miles long (35 km), 12 miles wide (20 km). The main island Grenada, of volcanic origin, is about twice the size of Washington, DC.
Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is populated by approximately ninety thousand people. The total land area of the three islands is only one hundred thirty square miles much of the land non-habitable because of the mountainous terrain. The inhabitants include descendants of French, English and Scottish settlers. The inhabitants also include descendants of Africans who were brought to the island as slaves and East Indians brought to the island as indentured servants. The majority of the population is of African and mixed descent.
Below is a close-up map of Carriacou, Petite Martinique and the many other islands of Grenada.
Because Grenadian maps on the Internet are copyrighted, map images are not available at this site. Below are descriptions and URLs for selected Grenada map sites.
- One comprehensive topographical map of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is to be found at the University of Texas at Austin. - University of Texas The extension to look for is /Americas/grenada.gif/.
- A listing of conventional maps on this site at Mining Company
- Maps and Colonial History, especially of Fort George - Check out Jim Rudin's aerial photograph of St. George's.
- Inquire at Pennymead for Antique Maps
- Commercial Map site and another Commercial Map site and another The Travellers' Guide Tour Map of Grenada - The services of commercial Websites have not been evaluated.
- A street map of St. George's is a challenge to find on the Internet. The best thing is to get a map when you visit. Start with the Tourist Board. Even these maps are general, tourist-oriented and somewhat dated. There is no street map of the second largest city in Grenada called Grenville or La Baye. A map of Grenville, it is hoped, will be forthcoming.
- Many Grenadian maps are on the Internet. Suggestion: Search on "Grenada Maps" - Put those two words within quotation marks.