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Guadeloupe profile

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Tropical Guadeloupe's attractions lure tourists and cruise liners
  • Territory: Guadeloupe
  • Status: Overseas department of France
  • Population: 465,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Basse-Terre
  • Area: 1,705 sq km (658 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French (official), Creole dialect
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men); 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: euro
  • Main exports: Bananas, sugar, rum, vanilla
  • Internet domain: .gp
  • International dialling code: +590