Geography of Guadeloupe

The caribbean on the globeLocated 4666 miles from PARIS and 1800 miles from NEW YORK, in the heart of the West Indies archipelago, between the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic Ocean , Guadeloupe is composed of two islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, separated by the river “Riviere salee”
Called the Emerald island, but also know as “the butterfly” since the island looks like a butterfly with its wings spread, its overall surface area is about 1800 Km2 and the average temperature is around 27 degres year round.

Basse-Terre, the first town built by the French is the administrative capital of Guadeloupe.
There are five other islands that fall under this administrative structure which include “Marie-Galante”, “Les Saintes”, “Desirade”, “Saint-Barthelemy” and “Saint-Martin”.
Pointe a Pitre, the commercial center of Grande-Terre, was founded by English people and named in reference on a Dutchman called Peter (Pointe-a-Peter).
“Grande-Terre” is slightly hilly and offers fine white sand beaches.
“Basse-Terre” has mountains ranges with high peaks. The highest point at 1467m is the top of the “Soufriere” volcano; the forest is dense and humid.

20 reasons to spend holidays in Guadeloupe

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