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Martinique facts
  • Name: Martinique, a French overseas department
  • Capital City: Fort-de-France (91,249 pop.)
  • Martinique Population: 412,305 (2012 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    euro
    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: African and African-white-Indian mixture 90%, white 5%, Indian Tamil or East Indian, Chinese less than 5%
  • GDP total: $9.61 billion (2010 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $24,118 (2010 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French, Creole patois
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Fort-de-France, Le Lamentin, Le Robert, Sainte-Marie, Le François, Ducos, Saint-Joseph, Petite Rivière Salée, La Trinité Rivière-Pilote
  • Name: Columbus was told by inhabitants of Cuba and Hispaniola of an island they called 'Martinino,' and upon his arrival he gave it the name Martinique.
  • National Day: July 14, Bastille Day
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 5%
  • Symbols

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