Guadeloupe

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Backround Information

Guadeloupe is an island, or rather a group of islands controlled and ruled by France. It has not yet gained independence. The capital is Basse-Terre and the official language is French.
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Where is it?

Guadeloupe is located in the Caribbean, southeast of Puerto Rico.

Physical Features

Guadeloupe has a volcano as well as mountains in Basse-Terre. A narrow channel seperates the two main islands.

Currency

Guadeloupe uses the Euro, same as France.

Government

Guadeloupe is ruled by France, so it has the same type of government as France, a constitutional republic. Their leader is also the same as France's, currently Francois Hollende. The country is very peaceful and has no disputes with other nations.
Guadeloupe National Anthem

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Economics and Trade

Economic System: capitalism


Imports: foodstuffs (food), fuel, vehicles, clothing and other consumer goods, and construction materials


Import From Where?

63% from France, Germany, US, Japan, Netherlands Antilles


Exports: bananas, sugar, and rum


Export To Where?

60% to France, Martinique, US

Why Go?

Guadeloupe is not only very peaceful, but has over 190 miles of coast and beautiful beaches. THe country stays in the 70's and 80's all year long.

5 Things To See And Do

1. Visit one of the many beautiful, peaceful beaches

2. Attend one of the many festivals

3. Go on one of the glass bottomed boats

4. Visit the colorful markets

5. Go scuba diving or snorkeling