Friday, April 20

Grenada is next to Malaysia.

Captivated by the those hills at the backdrop of the cricket stadium, I developed a liking for Grenada. This prompted me to learn something about it.

The island Grenada itself is the largest island among the West Indies islands. It consists of several small islands such as Carriacou, Petit Martinique, Rhonde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island and Frigate Island.

Most of the population lives on Grenada itself, and major towns there include the capital St. George's, Grenville and Gouyave. The largest settlement on the other islands is Hillsborough on Carriacou.

Now let me come to the subject line.
Grenada ranks number two in spices production next to the number one Malaysia.
Grenada is called The spice island because there is more spices per square mileage. The produce Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace,allspice, orange/citrus peels, wild coffee used by the locals, and especially nutmeg, providing 20% of the world supply, are all important exports.

Do you know that there is a nutmeg on the nation's flag.

*Grenada's interior is very mountainous with Mount St. Catherine being the highest at 2,756 feet.
*Several small rivers with beautiful waterfalls flow into the sea from these mountains.
*The climate is tropical: hot and humid in the rainy season and cooled by the trade winds in the dry season.
*They mainly speak English.

Some legends:

An important aspect of Grenadian culture is the tradition of story telling, with folk tales bearing both African and French influences. The character Anancy, a spider god who's a trickster, originated in West Africa and is prevalent on other Caribbean islands as well.

Anancy is one of the most important gods of West African lore. He is depicted in numerous forms: a spider, a human, or combinations thereof. The Anansi legends are believed to have originated in the Ashanti tribe.

The word Anansi is Akan and means spider.

Anansi and Mrs. Guineafowl

Knowledge inspiration:Wikipedia

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