Monday, 20 March 2017

GREANADA CARRIACOU AND PETITE MARTINIQUE

Carriacou is an island of the Grenadine Islands located in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, northeast of Grenada and the north coast of South America. The name is derived from the Carib language Kayryouacou.
Carriacou is a dependency of Grenada and part of the Carriacou and Petite Martinique Constituency. Carriacou is the largest island in the Grenada Grenadines. It is also the largest island in the Grenadine Islands (Vincentian and Grenadian Grenadines). It is located at latitude 12° 28' N, longitude 61° 27' W. Carriacou is home to 8,000 people. The capital city is Hillsborough, the only town or city on the island. The rest of the island settlements are very small villages.


This is the first cover from Carriacou island of Grenada Grenadines. The cover posted from Hillsborough, the capital of Carriacou Island on February 24, 2017 and I received on March 17, 2017. Grenada post issues a series of thematic stamps every year. Genada stamps can be seen in three names - Grenada, Grenada Grenadines, and Grenada Carriacou & Petit Martinique. The last one is the northern most group nearby St.Vincent's Grenadines, and the Petit Martinique post office has no postmark too.

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