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Country Martinique



Martinique

Island of the Caribbean Windward Island s, in the E West Indies. Discovered by Columbus in 1502, in 1635 it was settled by the French who promised the Caribs half the island , but instead killed them off to bring in slaves. It passed to the French Crown in 1674 and was attacked by both the Dutch and the English in the 17th century. Captured by Baron George Rodney in 1762, but restored to France, it was occupied by Great Britain from 1794 to 1802 and 1809 to 1814. Slavery was abolished in 1848 but sugar remained a major industry. The island supported the Vichy government at the outset of World War II, but in 1943 a U.S. naval blockade forced it to transfer its allegiance to the Free French. The French constitution of 1946 made it an overseas department of France. It was the birthplace of the Empress Josephine, Napoleon’s consort.

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Martinique: Top Cities

Fort-de-France 89,995 Martinique -61.07 x 14.61 America/Martinique
Le Lamentin 39,229 Martinique -61.01 x 14.61 America/Martinique
Le Robert 23,814 Martinique -60.94 x 14.68 America/Martinique
Sainte-Marie 20,380 Martinique -60.99 x 14.78 America/Martinique
Le Francois 19,682 Martinique -60.90 x 14.62 America/Martinique
Ducos 17,394 Martinique -60.97 x 14.58 America/Martinique
Saint-Joseph 16,974 Martinique -61.05 x 14.67 America/Martinique
Petite Riviere Salee 15,152 Martinique -60.97 x 14.75 America/Martinique
La Trinite 15,040 Martinique -60.96 x 14.74 America/Martinique
Riviere-Pilote 13,359 Martinique -60.90 x 14.48 America/Martinique
Le Gros-Morne 11,025 Martinique -61.00 x 14.70 America/Martinique
Sainte-Luce 9,196 Martinique -60.93 x 14.47 America/Martinique
Saint-Esprit 8,508 Martinique -60.93 x 14.55 America/Martinique
Le Lorrain 8,341 Martinique -61.06 x 14.83 America/Martinique
Le Marin 7,943 Martinique -60.87 x 14.47 America/Martinique
Le Vauclin 7,812 Martinique -60.84 x 14.55 America/Martinique
Les Trois-Ilets 5,657 Martinique -61.04 x 14.54 America/Martinique
Le Morne-Rouge 5,469 Martinique -61.13 x 14.77 America/Martinique
Saint-Pierre 4,125 Martinique -61.18 x 14.74 America/Martinique
Basse-Pointe 4,037 Martinique -61.12 x 14.87 America/Martinique