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Guadeloupe is a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean.
An Overseas Department of France, Guadeloupe forms
part of the French West Indies.
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Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Pointe-a-Pitre.
The two main islands of Guadeloupe look like a butterfly on the map,
with Basse-Terre the left wing and Grande-Terre the right.
Separated by the Salt River, a narrow arm of the Caribbean Sea,
the two islands are linked by a bridge.
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All the islands of the French West Indies are in the Lesser
These are: Martinique, Guadeloupe and the
five small island dependencies of Guadeloupe: Marie-Galante, Iles des Saintes, Desirade,
Saint-Barthelemy, and part of St
In 1946 Guadeloupe, with its dependencies, and Martinique were
established as separate overseas departments of the French Republic.
During the 17th century there was a lot of naval manoeuvring between
the French, Spanish, English and Dutch for control of the West Indian islands.
The official language of Guadeloupe is naturally French, but a Creole
patois is widely spoken.
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Bay, Gosier, Grand Bourg, Pointe a Pitre, Pointe-Noire, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Sainte-Anne, Saint-Francois, Trois-Rivieres.
The capital of Guadeloupe, virtually destroyed by the 1979
hurricane, is located on the south-western tip of Basse-Terre Island.
Founded by the French in 1643, Basse-Terre declined in the late 18th
century when economic activity was concentrated in Point-a-Pitre.
The nearby dormant volcano of La Soufriere, situated in a large
national park, is the highest point in Guadeloupe (1,484 m).
Tourist Board of
Marie-Galante is easily accessible from Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe's economic capital. It
takes 45 minutes by boat or 15 minutes by plane.
The largest town in Guadeloupe, Pointe-a-Pitre is situated on
south-west Grande-Terre Island; on the channel that separates Grande-Terre Island and
Islands Tourism Board:
5, Square de la Banque, Pointe-a-Pitre.
Office du Tourisme -
Syndicat d'Initiative du Moule:
Boulevard Maritime Damencourt - 97160 Le Moule.
Office Municipal du Tourisme de
Terre de Haut - Les Saintes:
Rue Jean Calot, BP10 97137 Terre-de-Haut.
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