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Guadeloupe (Overseas Region of Guadeloupe)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Guadeloupe
Overseas Region of Guadeloupe
StatusProto Dependency (Overseas Region)
SovereigntyFrance
CapitalBasse-Terre
Land Area
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesGP, GLP, 3121
Internet Domain.gp2
CurrencyEuro (EUR)3
Telephone+5904

1. Overview

#france #french_guiana #martinique #mayotte #réunion

In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Réunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

Book CoverGuadeloupe offers world-class hiking, superb beaches, some of the Caribbean´s best diving, and a selction of remote and virtually pristine islands. Guadeloupe is a fascinating archipelago of islands, with each island offering travelers something different while retaining its rich Franco-Caribbean culture and identity.

Guadeloupe´s two main islands look like the wings of a butterfly and are joined together by a mangrove swamp. Grande-Terre, the eastern of the two islands, has a string of beach towns that offer visitors marvelous stretches of sand to laze on and plenty of activities, while mountainous Basse-Terre, the western of the two, is home to the wonderful Guadeloupe National Park, which is crowned by the spectacular La Soufrière volcano.

South of the `mainland´ of Guadeloupe are a number of small islands that give a taste of Guadeloupe´s yesteryear. Ranging from sheer relaxation on La Désirade to the charmingly village-like atmosphere of Les Saintes, the smaller islands each have their own character and round out the long list of ingredients that make Guadeloupe such a unique destination.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)6

As a territory of France I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 21
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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Lonely Planet
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes..

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) Special: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fr.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  6. Lonely Planet (2014) chapter "Guadeloupe" .^

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