La Martinique est une région et un département (dont le numéro départemental est 972) française. Cette île de l'archipel des Antilles est située dans la mer des Caraïbes, à environ 450 km au nord-est des côtes de l'Amérique du Sud, et environ 700 km au sud-est de la République dominicaine.
The Martinique Region is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, having a total area of 1,128 km². Martinique is an overseas region and a constituent part of the French Republic. As a part of France, Martinique is also a part of the ► European Union. It lies northwest of ► Barbados, north of ► Saint Lucia, and south of ► Dominica. Its official language is French, although almost all of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole (Créole Martiniquais).
Overseas region and constituent part of the French Republic (French since 1658)
Satellite image of Martinique Image satellite de Martinique
Martinique became a French overseas department in 1946 and a French overseas region in 1982.
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