St. George's, population 7,500 (1999), with an agglomeration of 33,000 people is the capital of Grenada, British West Indies. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a hoseshoe-shaped harbour. The city is home of St. George’s University School of Medicine. The main exports are cacao, nutmeg, and mace.
St. George's was built by the French in 1650. This is made apparent by the many red roofed houses in the city.
In 2004 St. George's and the rest of Grenada were severely battered by Hurricane Ivan. The hurricane left significant destruction across the island and crippled much of the island's infrastructure. It was estimated that some 90% of the island's homes had sustained damage and the nutmeg trees which are key to Grenada's economy were devastated. A year later with the help of international donors (Canada, the United States, and the European Union) Grenada had experienced a significant turn around in rebuilding efforts. By 2007 Grenada had participated as planned in the hosting of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.