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

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Kintra Fraunce
 • PresesAlfred Marie-Jeanne
 • Total1128 km2 (436 sq mi)
 • Total403,795
 • 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

Martinique (/ˌmɑːtɪˈniːk/, MAR-tin-EEK; French pronunciation: ​[maʁtinik]; Martinican Creole: Matnik or Matinik) 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 owerseas 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 Martinican Creole (kwéyol matniké or kréyol matiniké) an aw.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (in French) INSEE. "INSEE Martinique".
  2. (in French) IEDOM. "L'Institut d'Émission des Départements d'Outre-mer, rapport 2009 Martinique" (PDF).