Independent state in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, comprising the island of Grenada and some of the southern Grenadines. It became an independent member of the British Commonwealth in 1974.
Flocks of goats and sheep, including the Barbados sheep shown here, cover much of the hilly landscape of Carriacou. Geographically part of the Grenadines, this Caribbean island belongs to the nation of Grenada. Carriacou is more rural than the main island of Grenada, making it well suited for livestock raising. Picturesque cafés along the Caribbean enhance Grenada’s charm as a tourist destination. Seafood dishes served in Grenadian restaurants range from reef fish such as barracuda and parrot fish to shark, sea turtle, and lambi (conch).