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Martinique

French depairtment

Coordinates: 14°40′N 61°00′W / 14.667°N 61.000°W / 14.667; -61.000

Martinique
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Martinique in France 2016.svg
Kintra Fraunce
PrefecturFort-de-France
Departments1
Govrenment
 • PresesSerge Letchimy
Area
 • Total1,128 km2 (436 sq mi)
Population
 (2007-01-01)[1]
 • Tot403,795
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-04 (ECT)
ISO 3166 codeMQ
GDP (2008)[2]Rankit {{{GDP_rank}}}
Tot€7.9 billion (US${{{GDP_US$}}} bn)
Per capita€19,607 (US${{{GDP_per_capita_US$}}})
NUTS RegionFR9
WabsteidPrefecture, Region, Department

Martinique (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtinik]) is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastren Caribbean Sea, wi a land aurie o 1,128 km2 (436 sq mi). Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region o Fraunce, consistin o a single owerseas depairtment. Tae the northwast lees Dominica, tae the sooth St Lucia, an tae the sootheast Barbados.

As wi the ither overseas depairtments, Martinique is ane o the twinty-seiven regions o Fraunce (being an owerseas region) an an integral pairt o the Republic. The first European tae encoonter the island wis Christopher Columbus in 1493.

As pairt o Fraunce, Martinique is pairt o the European Union, an its currency is the Euro. Its offeecial leid is French, although mony o its inhabitants speak Antillean Creole (Créole Martiniquais) an aw.

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