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  • Capital: St George’s

  • Population estimate, 2015: 107,000

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 10,939

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.750/79

  • Internet domain extension: .gd

Civil Aviation

The main airport is Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), at St George’s. Union Island and Carriacou have smaller airports. In 2010 there were direct flights from MBIA to Antigua, Barbados, Frankfurt, London, Miami, Porlamar (in Venezuela), Puerto Rico, St Vincent, Tobago, Toronto and Trinidad. MBIA handled 353,649 passengers in 2012 (293,933 on international flights) and 1,846 tonnes of freight.


The tropical climate is very agreeable in the dry season, from Jan. to May, when days are warm and nights quite cool, but in the wet season there is very little difference between day and night temperatures. On the coast, annual rainfall is about 60″ (1,500 mm) but it is as high as 150–200″ (3,750–5,000 mm) in the mountains. Average temperature, 27 °C.

Constitution and Government

The head of state is...

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