Carriacou and Petite Martinique

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'Carriacou and Petite Martinique' is the dependency of Grenada, laying noth of Grenada island and south of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Lesser Antilles. The Grenadine islands to the north of Carriacou and Petite Martinique belong to the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea, is the largest island of the Grenadines, an archipelago in the Windward Islands chain. The island is 13 sq miles (34 km²), and a dependency of Grenada with a population of 4,595 (1991 census). The main settlements on the island are Hillsborough, L'Esterre, Harvey Vale, and Windward.

The neighbouring island of Petite Martinique is 2½ miles away from Carriacou, and also a part of Grenada. With its 586 acres (2.4 km²) and population of 900, it is smaller than Carriacou. The residents of this island live by boat-building, fishing and seafaring.


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Geography

Carriacou is the largest of the Grenadines and is characterized by hilly terrain sloping to white sand beaches. The island stretches from Pegus Point in the south to Gun point in the north and it is about 16 miles long.

The island has several natural harbors and many coral reefs and small offshore islets.[1]

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