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State

Capital

Martinique*

Fort de France

Currency unit

euro

Connections

East Caribbean

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Francophonie

Guadeloupe

St Martin

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History

French overseas territory (colony)

Columbus visited in 1502. It was inhabited by Caribs at that time. It has been a French colony since 1635. From 1762-3 British occupied it and also during Napoleonic wars.

Famous for destruction of the town of St Pierre when the volcano Mont Pelee exploded in 1902 and killed 30,000 people with a pyroclastic flow.

There is an independence movement but the French intend the island to remain a colony.

Languages

French

Patois

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Politics

French administration with local government and representation in French National Assembly.

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Economics

European subsidies

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Green/Ecology

The coasts might be suitable sites for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plants to produce non-carbon emitting energy, fresh water and mitigation of Hurricanes with access to European Union Carbon Credits.

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Human Rights

Climate effects

Last revised 23/06/08


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