Grenada Religion and Languages

By | March 5, 2021

According to franciscogardening, Grenada is a country located in the Caribbean, bordered by Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. It has a population of over 112,000 people and an estimated median age of 29.1 years. The official language is English and the currency is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). The majority of Grenadians practice Christianity with Roman Catholicism being the dominant denomination; other religions practiced include Hinduism and Islam. The capital city is St George’s which is located on the southwestern coast of Grenada. The economy of Grenada relies heavily on agriculture as its main source of income; other important industries include fishing, manufacturing and services such as banking and tourism.


Like most countries in the region, Grenada is densely populated. In 2019, the average population density was 323 residents per km2. As a result of extensive emigration, Grenada has a weak population growth. The country’s largest city is the capital of Saint George’s (3,000 residents, 2012).


Official Language of Grenada

According to Countryaah, English is an official language and is widely spoken in the country, though usually in Creole form. A memory of the time under French rule is the French-based Creole language with African elements of which remains of the elderly population can still be found in the countryside.

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Since the Spanish colonial church dominated Catholicism, but in later English colonial rule, Anglicans and Presbyterians also came to play a greater role. Approximately 67% of the population are Catholics, belonging to the Diocese of Saint George, founded in 1956. Ecumenical cooperation between Protestants and Catholics exists, but in a tension with the rapidly growing evangelical groups. The collaboration takes place in the Caribbean Council of Churches. Afro-Indian religious traditions are practiced in the Carriacou cult.

Grenada Population by Religion