Welcome To Guadeloupe

Jaccob Miller

Where is Guadeloupe?

Guadeloupe is a group of eight islands in the lesser antilles between the tropical atlantic and the carribean sea. The total area is 600 square miles and the Rivere Salee channel seperates the two islands grande terre and basse terre from the rest of the islands.

Culture of Guadeloupe

Foreign food reveals Amerindian, African, East Indian, and French cultural influences. Traditional foods include manioc flour, root crops, breadfruit, avocado, green bananas, peas and beans, okra, curried meats, salted codfish, fish, and tropical fruits because of its tropical location.

Whats the Economy Like?

Agriculture has declined significantly as a percentage of the gross domestic product. Commerce and services now represent 78% of the total economy. Agriculture has declined significantly as a percentage of the gross domestic product. The primary sector (agriculture and fishing) employs less than 8 percent of the active working population.Industrial production remains weak, essentially represented by small enterprises. The manufacturing sector involves primarily food processing and energy. Close to half of industrial production originates in building and public works.
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Fun Facts:

1:The famous dance of the island is called the biguine, which is still performed in colorful Creole dresses.

2:The best time to visit Guadeloupe is from December to May when the weather is warm and dry. The rest of the year is usually hot, humid and wet, especially between July and November.

3:There were several British occupations of Guadeloupe in the 18th and early 19th centuries, and a short period of Swedish rule, before it was restored to France.

4:The Amerindian inhabitants called Guadeloupe “Karukera” which means “Island of Beautiful Waters”. It is widely regarded as having some of the best dive sites in the world.

5:French colonists arrived in the 17th century though, and it became a French colony in 1635.