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Guadeloupe (Overseas Region of Guadeloupe)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#guadeloupe

Guadeloupe
Overseas Region of Guadeloupe
StatusProto Dependency (Overseas Region)
SovereigntyFrance
CapitalBasse-Terre
Land Area
LocationNorth America, The Americas, The Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
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.

There isn't much information in the database for Guadeloupe, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.