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Guadeloupe Facts

Guadeloupe's Information

Flag of Guadeloupe
Total Area 1,628km2
Currency Euro (EUR)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Guadeloupe, a French overseas department
  • Capital City: Basse-Terre (12,748 pop.)
  • Guadeloupe Population: 405,500 (2010 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    euro
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Black African / French-African-Indian Ancestry 71%, from Tamil Nadu and other parts of India 15%, White 9%, Lebanese and Syrians 2%, Chinese and others 3%
  • GDP total: $9.74 billion (2010 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $21,780 (2010 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French (official) 99%, most locals also speak Creole
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Les Abymes, Baie-Mahault, Le Gosier, Petit-Bourg, Sainte-Anne, Le Moule, Sainte-Rose, Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Pointe-à-Pitre, Lamentin
  • Name: Columbus named the island 'Santa María de Guadalupe de Extremadura,' after the image of the Virgin Mary venerated at the Spanish monastery of Villuercas, Spain
  • National Day: July 14, Bastille Day
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 86%, Protestant 5%, Hindu / African 4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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