Martinique

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Martinique*
*Martinique is an overseas region of France.

Capital

Fort-de-France

Official language (s)

French

Area

1.128 km2

Population

432.900

Ethnic groups

 

Major cities
(with population)

Fort-de-France - 89.995
Le Lamentin - 39.229
Le Robert - 23.814

Currency (-ies)

Euro (EUR), subdivided into 100 cents (eurocents)

Main religion (s)

85% - Roman Catholic
10,5% - Protestant

Time zone (s)

GTM – 04

Dialing code

+596

Climate

Martinique has a tropical climate with relative humidity ranging from 77 to 85% all year. There is a wet season between July to November and the southern area of the island tends to be drier while December to May are generally the cooler and drier months. Average temperature ranges in Fort de France are from 21 to 29°C (70 to 84°F) between January and March to 23 to 31°C (73 to 88°F) between June and October.

Administrative division

As an overseas region of France, Martinique consists of a single overseas department. Further Martinique is divided into four arrondissements, 34 communes, and 45 cantons.

Major airports

Fort-de-France: Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport (FDF)







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