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      La Desirade Information
La Desirade is a sanctuary in the French foreign region and administers of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles. It occupies an area of 20.64 kmē and a population of 1,595, with a population density of 77 inch. Per kmē in 2006. Most citizens live in the determination of Beausejour. La Desirade is the archipelago's minimum refined and least-visited island. Even the nicest beaches are nearly isolated. La Desirade is only 11km long and 2km wide, with a paramount plateau that accelerates 273m at its highest point, Grand Montagne. La Desirade's main road runs are adjacent to the southern bank and determines at art deco-style weather establishes on the eastern tip of the island. Nearby is a lighthouse. La Desirade was engaged by the French for the first time in 1725, when the entire untouchable on Guadeloupe was displaced there during an epidemic. In 1991, however, La Desirade was related to Grande-Terre underwater with a fresh water inventory.

      La Desirade Demographics
La Desirade Total Population - 1,660

      La Desirade History
Christopher Columbus on his second journey discovered the island of La Desirade in the year 1493. The island was colonized by the leper people till the year 1958. Houel and his brother on September 4, 1679 bought Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Les Saintes and Desirade for 73,000 pounds. The amount was given in cash or sugar equivalent to the amount. A leper colony was initiated in 1725 and the people contaminated with it were required to make a trip in one direction to the island. The Catholic Sisters of Charity administered the leper colony. The charity was stopped in mid 1950s. The ruins can even now be seen here. They are a chapel and a cemetery located on the east of Baie Mahault. French after an internal strife over a century empowered the island of La Desirade. French got the powers after it's withdraw allege over Canada. It was named La Desirade by the French in 1788. The natural beauty of the island of La Desirade was damaged by the Hurricanes.

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      La Desirade Tourism
La Desirade is the most undamaged island of the Caribbean. It is the smallest tourist attracted region of the Caribbean. The island is known for the splendid beaches of white sand, privileged by lengthy underwater structures. People can be found only on the south coast. The island has one single and straight road. It connects Grande-Anse, the main market town, to the different communities, Les Galets, Le Souffleur and Baie-Mahault... La Desirade. The island has a wide range of animals and flora and fauna. The tourist who visit here are mainly attracted to take pleasure of the excellent beaches and far-reaching walks, with the mild whistling wind. The peak point of the island of La Desirade is the Mountain. The island has a fine-looking nature reserve. A tower constructed in the year 1972, the Double Point Lighthouse situated to the north of the island is the main attracted spot of the island. The marine cemetery in the town of Beausejour in Grande-Anse and the remains of the popular leper colony are also well visited by the tourists. The Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours, Sailing, Valley of the Riviere and the Chapel of Our Lady of Calvary are the other favorite tourist destinations.

      La Desirade Transportation
The transport system of the island of La Desirade comprises of roadways, waterways and airways. Frequent air services from Guadeloupe to the island of La Desirade are available. The port and airport of the island of La Desirade are located in the southwest village, Beausejour. Ferry services from St-Francois and Guadeloupe are on regular basis. Minibuses for transporting in the island are available. Taxis are easily accessible. Hiring a taxi, car, bicycle and scooter is a better option to travel around the island.

      La Desirade Geography
The island of La Desirade is in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe. It is located in the Lesser Antilles. It is sited around 8 km off the coast of Grande-Terre. The island is located at 16°19'N 61°3'W/16.317°N 61.05°W. The total land area of the island is 20.64 kmē or 7, 97 sq. miles. It has a population of only around 1,595 people residing in it. The island is 11 km lengthy and 2 km broad. The core of the island appears as a central plateau. Nearly for two centuries the island was occupied by leper people. Fishing is the major sector for employment as well as economy. The shape of the island of La Desirade approximately oblong and it consists of many corals. The larger parts of the people stay in the settlement of Beausejour. The climate of the island is tropical. User La Desirade Comments

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