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Martinique Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Fort-de-France
Government NA
Currency euro (EUR)
Area total: 1,100 km2
water: 40 km2
land: 1,060 km2
Population 436,131 (July 2006 est.)
Language French, Creole patois
Religion Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 5%

Martinique is a Caribbean island that is an overseas department of France in the Caribbean Sea, north of St. Lucia and south of Dominica.

The island is dominated by Mount Pelee, which on 8 May 1902 erupted and completely destroyed the city of Saint Pierre, killing 30,000 inhabitants. In the South of the island, there are many beautiful beaches with a lot of tourists. In the North, the rain forests and the black sand beaches are worth seeing. The interior of the island is mountainous.

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Martinique Travel Guide from Wikitravel. Many thanks to all Wikitravel contributors. Text is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0, images are available under various licenses, see each image for details.

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