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Grenada

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The country, including the islands of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique, has an area of 133 square miles and in 2004 a population of 105,000. There are 96,000 persons on the island of Grenada, 8,000 on Carriacou, and 900 on Petite Martinique. According to the 2001 census, 44 percent of the population is Roman Catholic, 12 percent Anglican, 11 percent Pentecostal, and 11 percent Seventh-day Adventist. Religious groups whose adherents number 2 percent or more of the population include Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of God, Baptist, and evangelical. Religious groups with 1 percent or less of the population include Jehovah's Witnesses, Brethren, Baha'i, Hindu, Moravian, Muslim, Rastafarian, and Salvation Army. In addition, there are small communities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and Mennonites. Approximately 4 percent of the population view themselves as nonbelievers. There is one mosque. The Government does not count the 3,700 foreign university students in its census data. Reportedly, more than 60 percent of the population regularly participates in formal religious services.

Population Population (2009 est.) 90,739
Religious Demographics Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%
Ethnic Groups Ethnic Groups black 82%, mixed black and European 13%, European and East Indian 5%, and trace of Arawak/Carib Amerindian
Languages Languages English (official), French patois
Country Flag Flag of Grenada