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Overview of Martinique


Martinique is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 km[sup]2[/sup]. Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. To the northwest lies Dominica, to the south St Lucia, and to the southeast Barbados. As with the other overseas departments, Martinique is one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic. The first European to encounter the island was Christopher Columbus in 1502.


Country: France

Prefecture: Fort-de-France

- Total 1,128 km2 (435.5 sq mi)

Population (2007)
- Total 397,730
- Density 352.6/km2 (913.2/sq mi)

Time zone ECT (UTC-04)

GDP/ Nominal ? 7.9 billion (2008)

GDP per capita ? 19,607 (2008)

NUTS Region FR9