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Grenada: Top 10 facts about the Caribbean island country

1. The country of Grenada comprises seven islands of which the largest is also called Grenada.

2. When Christopher Columbus sighted Grenada in 1498, he called the island La Concepción in honour of the Virgin Mary.

3. Grenada was a French colony from 1649-1763 and a British colony from 1763-1974.

4. The Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada became the world’s first underwater sculpture park when it opened in 2006…

5. It comprises concrete figures, mostly of people, installed on the ocean floor.

6. Grenada produces more than 20 per cent of the world’s nutmeg. Only Indonesia produces more.

7. Grenada is the only country that depicts a clove of nutmeg on its flag.

8. It has produced nutmeg since 1843 when a British ship returning from the East Indies left a few nutmeg trees there on its way home.

9. Grenada’s two Olympic medals were both won by Kirani James in the 400 metres: a gold in 2012 and a silver in 2016.

10. These put Grenada (population 107,000) on top of the “medals per capita” tables in both years.

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