Atlas of Martinique

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Français Martinique - Région Martinique

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.

English Martinique - Martinique Region

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).

Short name Martinique
Official name Martinique Region
Status Overseas region and constituent part of the French Republic (French since 1658)
Location Caribbean
Capital Fort-de-France
Population 372,594 inhabitants
Area 1,128 km²
Major language(s) French, Antillean Creole
Major religion(s) Roman Catholic
More information Martinique, Geography of Martinique, History of Martinique and Politics of Martinique
More images Martinique - Martinique (Category).

General maps

Map of Martinique
Carte de Martinique
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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