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

Overseas region o Fraunce
Banner o Martinique
Martinique in France.svg
Kintra  Fraunce
Prefectur Fort-de-France
Depairtments 1
 • Preses Serge Letchimy
 • Tot 1,128 km2 (436 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)[1]
 • Tot 403,795
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zone ECT (UTC-04)
ISO 3166 code MQ
GDP/ Nominal € 7.9 billion (2008)[2]
GDP per capita € 19,607 (2008)[1]
NUTS Region FR9
Wabsteid Prefecture, 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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