- Saint George's
Town (pop., 1991 est.: 5,000), capital of Grenada, in the West Indies.It lies on the island's southwestern coast, on a small peninsula. Founded by the French in 1650, it became the capital of the Windward Islands (1885–1958). Now a port, it exports cacao, nutmeg, mace, and bananas. It was the scene of fighting in 1983 during the military intervention in Grenada by U.S. and Caribbean forces.
* * *town and capital of Grenada, an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The town is situated on the island's southwestern coast, on a small peninsula with a shallow exterior bay and a deep, inner landlocked harbour. French settlers founded Saint George's as a settlement in 1650, and it served as the capital (1885–1958) of the former British Windward Islands. It is now a port and exports cacao, nutmeg, mace, and bananas. Sugar processing and rum distilling are local industries. Notable landmarks include the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Presbyterian churches, on the central ridge; Fort George, at the promontory's tip; and Government House, on a slope overlooking the town. Carenage, the inner harbour, and Grand Etang Lake, located in the island's centre, both occupy volcanic calderas. Pop. (1986 est.) 7,500.
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