St. George's, population 7,500 (1999), with an agglomeration of 33,000 people is the capital of Grenada, British West Indies. Following the withdrawal of Bridgetown, Barbados in the mid 1880's St. George's, went on to become the replacement capital of the former colony of the British Windward Islands. 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.
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 islands 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 in (Canada, the United States, and the European Union) Grenada had experienced a significant turn around in rebuilding efforts. By 2007 Grenada had as planned participated in the hosting of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.