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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.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 448,713 (July 2005 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Guadeloupian(s)

Nationality (Adjective): Guadeloupe

Official Language(s): French

Major Languages Spoken: Creole, French

Map of Guadeloupe

Country Facts

Country Name (long form): Department of Guadeloupe

Country Name (short form): Guadeloupe

Country Name (local long form): none

Country Name (local short form): Guadeloupe

Name of Capital: Basse-Terre

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Guadeloupe: Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

Land Area: 1706 sq km

Water Area: 74 sq km

Comparative Area: 10 times the size of Washington, DC

Total Land Boundry: 10.2 km

Coastline: 306 km

National Holiday: National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

International Phone Code: 590

Currency Code: French franc (F)

Internet Country Code: .gp

US Embassy Location: none (overseas department of France)

US Embassy Mailing Address: none (overseas department of France)


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