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Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you want to know about this Caribbean island nation, e.g.: official web sites of the French Department, addresses of French embassies, city- and country guides with travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from the Archipelago.
Port of Gustavia on St. Barthélemy
Photo: Michel Hasson
Guadeloupe | Departement de la Guadeloupe
Official Flag of Guadeloupe
is the French tricolore.
Guadeloupe is an archipelago of nine inhabited islands, including Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Iles des Saintes (2), Saint-Barthelemy, Iles de la Petite Terre, and Saint-Martin (French part of the island of Saint Martin).
Guadeloupe has been a French possession since 1635. The island of Saint Martin is shared with the Netherlands; its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles and its northern portion is named Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe.
related countries: France, US Virgin Islands
Departement de la Guadeloupe
short form: Guadeloupe
int'l long form: Department of Guadeloupe
ISO Country Code: gp
Local Time = UTC -4h
Actual Time: Sun-Oct-4 05:11
Country Calling Code: +590
Capital City: Basse-Terre
Other Cities: Gosier, Gustavia, Petit Bourg, Sainte Anne, Saint-François
Overseas department of France.
Location: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of Puerto Rico.
Area: 1,630 km² (629 sq mi)
Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin.
Climate: Subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity.
Nationality: noun: Guadeloupian(s)
Population: 402,000 (2009)
Ethnic Groups: black or mulatto 90%, white 5%, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5%
Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 4%, Protestant 1%
Languages: French (official) 99%, Creole patois
Natural resources: Cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism.
Agriculture products: Bananas, sugarcane, tropical fruits and vegetables; cattle, pigs, goats.
Industries: Construction, cement, rum, sugar, tourism.
Exports partners: France 60%, Martinique 18%, USA 4% (2004)
Imports partners: France 63%, Germany 4%, USA 3%, Japan 2%, Netherlands Antilles 2% (2004)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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Official Sites of GuadeloupeConseil Général de la Guadeloupe
Official website of Guadeloupe's General Council (in French).
Préfecture de la Région Guadeloupe
Official information site for the Region Guadeloupe (in French).
Ministère de l'Outre-Mer
Site of the French ministry for the overseas territories.
Directory of French representations abroad (in French)
List of French diplomatic missions around the world.
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in France
Address list of Diplomatic Missions accredited in France.
Map of Guadeloupe
Small map of Guadeloupe.
Google Earth Guadeloupe
Searchable map and satellite view of Guadeloupe.
Google Earth Basse-Terre
Searchable map and satellite view of Guadeloupe's capital.
Map of Central America and the Caribbean
Reference Map of Central America and the Caribbean.
Saint-Jean, Guadeloupe - Photo: Michel Hasson
NewsCaribbean Net News
Caribbean Net News with Caribbean and Guadeloupe related news.
St. Martin newspaper.
l'Actualité de la commune de Baie Mahault
Local news of Baie Mahault.
Radio Saint Barth
Guadeloupe radio sttion based on St. Barthélemy.
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Arts & CultureBondaManjak
Guadeloupe and Martinique news and events.
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Business & EconomyInstitut d'Émission d'Outre-Mer (IEDOM)
Institute of the French Central Bank for the Overseas departments (in French).
Antilles Info Business Guadeloupe
Business andEconomy of Guadeloupe (in French)
Archipel Guadeloupe Info
A business directory.
Serves destinations in the French Caribbean based in Pointe-à-Pitre.
Air Antilles Express
Regional airline based in Pointe-à-Pitre.
Aéroport Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes
Web site of Guadeloupe's airport in Pointe-à-Pitre.
Marinas French Caribbean Docks
Information on Marinas at Guadeloupe and Saint Martin.
Destination Guadeloupe - Travel and Tour GuidesDiscover Guadeloupe: Grande Terre, Basse Terre, Marie Galante, Les Saintes (Terre de Haut and Terre de Bas), la Désirade, Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy (St. Barths)
Links to accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, and much more.
Tourist Board of the Guadeloupe islands
Official travel and tourism information by Tourist Board Council of the Guadeloupe Islands.
Antilles Info Tourisme Guadeloupe
Comprehensive travel and tourism information by Antilles Info.
Office du Tourisme de Marie-Galante
Tourist Board presents the island of Marie-Galante.
The municipality of Le Moule.
Office du Tourisme du Moule
Tourism office of the Le Moule municipality.
Municipalité de Saint-François
The municipality of Saint-François .
A Visitor's Guide to St. Barthélemy.
The municipality of St. Barthélemy (in French)
Images of St. Barthélemy by Michel Hasson.
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
EducationAcadémie de la Guadeloupe
The Academy of the Guadeloupe (in French).
Environment & NatureParc national de la Guadeloupe
Official website of Guadeloupe's national parks (in French).
Réserve du Grand Cul de Sac marin
The maritim nature reserve Gran Cul-de-sac (in French).
Observatoire Volcanologique et Sismologique de Guadeloupe
Provides information on Guadeloupe's active volcanos (in French).
Office National des Forêts Guadeloupe
About Guadeloupe's flora.
Eastern Caribbean Coalition for Environmental Awareness
Overall objective of ECCA's programme is to strengthen regional initiatives within the Eastern Caribbean, promote community based nature and heritage tourism, environmental education and to improve the conservation of island ecosystems.
HistoryHistory of Guadleoupe
Guadeloupe's history from its discovery until today (in French).
Additional Information on GuadeloupeBBC News Country Profile: Guadeloupe
Latin American Network Information Center.
Open Directory Project: Guadeloupe
VICS - The Virtual Institute of Caribbean Studies
An Internet-based Institution for the Development and Study of the Caribbean Region and Its Peoples.
The World Factbook -- Guadeloupe
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