Grenada is a country comprised of three main islands (Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique) and several smaller uninhabited ones. Located in the southern Caribbean about 160 km north of Venezuela, it has a total area of 344 km2.

Between 1990 and 2015, the population grew by 15.3%, reaching 111,000 inhabitants in 2015, according to United Nations estimates. In 1990, the population structure was expansive; by 2015, it had become stationary for those younger than 30 years of age.

The majority of Grenada’s population is of African descent (82.4%), mixed ethnicity (13.3%), and East Indian descent (2.2%).

In 2014, life expectancy at birth was 74.1 years.

In 2015, per capita income was estimated at US$ 9,156. Tourism and agriculture are the main industries, while tourism is the main supplier of foreign exchange to the economy.

(Source: Health in the Americas+, 2017 Edition)