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French Overseas Department of Martinique is located in the Caribbean Sea of the North American continent, with a
population of 4
12,305, making it the 134th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Fort-de-France
with a total population of 89
,995. The country encompasses 1,128 square kilometers making it the 183rd largest
country in total area. It shares boundaries with the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

President F
rancois Hollande of France is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular
election of French citizens and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. He is represented by
Prefect Laurent P
revost. President of the Regional Council Serge Letchimy and President of the General Council  
J
osette Manin are recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status through popular election by the
Regional and General Councils (respectively) and hold those positions six years with no term limits. Its form of
government is an overseas department of France and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 4 October
1958.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic. As
sources of mass communication it has 2 radio stations and 5 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mont Pelee, its highest point at 1,397 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterways are the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, which measures 433 kilometers of
coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are construction, rum, cement,
petroleum refining, sugar and tourism. Its official currency is Euro.

Here’s something you may not know about Martinique. Christopher Columbus first spotted the island in 1493 but
didn't set foot on Martinique until 1502 during his 5th voyage.
Diamond Rock in the
Antilles Sea
Le Francois on the
Atlantic Coast
Fort-de-France,  
Martinique's capital
and largest city
Le Robert on the
Havre de Robert
The beach near
Grande Anse on the
Caribbean Sea-
Martinique's lowest
point and waterway
Mont Pelee-
Martinique's highest
point
Sainte-Anne in the
Antilles Sea
Saint- Pierre on the
Antilles Sea
Point du Bout in the
Baie de Fort-de-France
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Sunset on the Atlantic
from Le Carbet
Tradtional Martinique
salad with fried
seaweed
Tradtional Martinique
French madras dress
MARTINIQUE
Updated 17 January 2013
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Unnamed shipwreck off
the coast of Marigot on
the Atlantic
Gorges de la Falaise
Grande Anse de
Salines- Martinique's
southernmost point on
the Canal de
Sainte-Lucie
Le Precheur-
Martinique's
westernmost point
Macouba- Martinique's
northernmost point  on
the Canal de la
Dominique
Montagne du Vauclin
in southern Martinique
Pointe Macre-
Martinique's
easternmost point on
the Atlantic Ocean
Ruins of the Chateau
Dubuc on the Islet du
Tresor
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