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Gouyave is the capital and largest town in the parish of St John, Grenada. It is located on the west coast of the Grenada.

Gouyave
Town
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Official seal of Gouyave
Seal
Gouyave is located in Grenada
Gouyave
Gouyave
Location within Grenada
Coordinates: 12°09′59″N 61°43′48″W / 12.16639°N 61.73000°W / 12.16639; -61.73000Coordinates: 12°09′59″N 61°43′48″W / 12.16639°N 61.73000°W / 12.16639; -61.73000
Country Grenada
ParishSaint John
Government
 • RepresentativeAlvin Dabreo
Elevation269 ft (82 m)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total3,378
 city proper
Time zoneUTC-4
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Originally called Charlotte Town after Queen Charlotte of Britain, it was renamed Gouyave by the French because of its guava trees.[citation needed]

CultureEdit

 
Workers at Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative station

One of the town's annual celebrations is Fisherman's Birthday. On June 29, fishermen come from all over Grenada for competitive boat racing, entertainment, fish foods, and many other activities. Also, every Friday the town celebrates "Fish Friday," a weekly festival that offers a wide range of fish dishes and entertainment. Fish Friday was founded to promote community development in Gouyave and the overall Parish of St. John's by promoting it as a fishing village. The town is also famous for its nutmeg processing plant.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gouyave". Falling Rain.

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