Guadeloupe

Facts & Figures

Map of Guadeloupe
  • Status: Overseas Department

  • Prefect: Jean-Jacques Brot (2006)

  • Land area: 659 sq mi (1,706 sq km); total area: 687 sq mi (1,780 sq km)

  • Population (2006 est.): 452,776 (growth rate: 0.9%); birth rate: 15.1/1000; infant mortality rate: 8.4/1000; life expectancy: 78.1; density per sq mi: 666

  • Capital (2003 est.): Basse-Terre, 12,900

  • Largest city: Abymes, 65,700

  • Monetary unit: Franc

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