Category Archives: Antilles

Martinique

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This is a great card from the tiny island Martinique! Thank you very much Titi!

Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometres and a population of 386,486 inhabitants. Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department.

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The official language is French, others used include Martiniquan Creole, Antillean Creole, and English.

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Guadeloupe, France

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This is a card from Guadeloupe from Regina!! Thank you very much!! I was very happy to receive this card! As the ones know who have read my “about me”, I study french and spanish, and as a matter of fact I recently held a presentation about the creol-language at Martinique and Guadeloupe! Very interesting subject!

Guadeloupe is a Caribbean island located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometres (629 sq. mi) and a population of 400,000. It is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. Guadeloupe is an integral part of France, as are the other overseas departments. Besides Guadeloupe island, the smaller islands of Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintes are included in Guadeloupe.

As part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union and the Eurozone; hence, as for all Eurozone countries, its currency is the euro. However, as an overseas department, Guadeloupe is not part of the Schengen Area. The prefecture and the capital of Guadeloupe is Basse-Terre. Its official language is French, although many of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole (Créole Guadeloupéen).

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