Africa

Martinique profile

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Fort Saint-Louis is a historic site and a naval military base
  • Territory: Martinique
  • Status: Overseas department of France
  • Population: 408,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Fort-de-France
  • Area: 1,100 sq km (425 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French (official), Creole
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 84 years (women)
  • Monetary unit: euro
  • Main exports: Bananas, petroleum products, rum
  • GNI per capita: US$14,727 (UN, 2003)
  • Internet domain: .mq
  • International dialling code: +596