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      Martinique Information
An island situated in the east of Caribbean Sea is Martinique. It covers an area of 1,128 km2 or 436 sq mi. The island of Martinique is an out of country region of France. It comprises of one abroad department. Dominica is located to the northwest of Martinique whereas St Lucia is situated to the south, and it has Barbados to the southeast. In 1502 Christopher Columbus was the initial European to come across the island of Martinique. French is the official language. Antillean Creole is also used by many people in Martinique.

      Martinique Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The culture of the island of Martinique is the combination of culture of French and Caribbean. The city of Saint-Pierre popularly known as the "Paris of the Lesser Antilles" was ruined by a volcanic eruption of Mount Pelee. People of the island mainly spoke Martiniquan Creole language. The larger parts of people are from incarcerated Africans who worked on sugar plantations. The people off the island mainly belongs to French, Amerindian (Carib people), Indian (Tamil), Lebanese or Chinese ancestry, Beke community and also small Syro-Lebanese community. The standard of living is superior when compared to the other Caribbean nations. The island is all time favorite tourist destinations. attractions include Art and history museums, botanical garden, an ancient Hindu temple, St. Louis Roman Catholic Cathedral constructed in 1875 beside the vibrant Bibliotheque Schoelcher with its turquoise tiles and hand carved columns, the imposing Palais de Justice, La Savane a large central park. The cuisine on the island of Martinique is a fusion of African, French, Carib Amerindian and South Asian traditions.

      Martinique Demographics
Martinique Total Population - 396,941
Martinique Male Population - 216,861
Martinique Female Population - 219,270
Martinique African and African-white-Indian mixture Population - 357,246
Martinique White Population - 19,847
Martinique Indian Tamil or East Indian, Chinese Population - 19,847

      Martinique Education
The education system of Martinique is provided for no cost. The education is obligatory from the age 6 to 16. The education system comprises of primary, secondary and vocational schools. The education system is not well developed. The authorized language is French and Creole is extensively used. The university to learn Creole is initiated and the language is taught in upper grades of school. The system of learning is same as that of France. Training programs for the tutors are provided for the utilization of fresh technologies like computers and the modern world, multimedia, and networks, including the Internet.

Martinique Symbols

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Gallic rooster

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Martinique Anthem
"La Marseillaise"

      Martinique History
The island of Martinique was occupied by the Carib people when Christopher Columbus viewed. They named it Madinina meaning 'Island of Flowers.' The French colonizers directed by Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc captured the northwest side of the island. A small fort was constructed and later it developed as the capital city, St-Pierre. A verdict approving the utilization of African slaves in the French West Indies was done on October 31, 1636. IN 1660 deforesting for sugar plantations led to disagreements with local people. The remaining Caribs were thrown out of the island. In the period 1794 to 1815 British assaulted and seized the island of Martinique. In 18815 the Martinique Island was again in control of France. An end to slavery in the French West Indies was done by Schoelcher. He influenced the interim regime to sign the 1848 Emancipation Proclamation. The volcanic eruption the Mont Pelee on May 8, 1902 ruined the capital city of Martinique. Later Fort-de-France was developed as the new capital city of the island of Martinique. In 1946 it was made an Overseas Department of France. It was promoted to incorporate into the political wrinkle as a Department of France in 1974.

      Martinique Tourism
The island of Martinique is well known for its beaches. The beaches on the island are striking and charming for their unique range. White sands, charcoal colored sands on beaches are worth to watch. The sultry flora beside the coast is flourishing and boom. Cap Chevalier and Plage de Salines near Ste. Anne are top rated beaches of the island. One of the past attractions of the island is a massive rock on the coast that was later developed into a fort. Martinique other attractions include Art and history museums, botanical garden, an ancient Hindu temple, St. Louis Roman Catholic Cathedral constructed in 1875 beside the vibrant Bibliotheque Schoelcher with its turquoise tiles and hand carved columns, the imposing Palais de Justice, La Savane a large central park.

      Martinique Transportation
The transport system is inadequate. Hiring a car or booking a taxi is the best option to wander around the island of Martinique. The fares of taxis are expensive. The bus service is restricted and unpredictable in the island. There are no railways on the island. Bus service is not effective on Sundays. The bus fares are reasonable. The ferry services are common in this island. The shuttle boats are available for an every period of 30 minutes. They travel from Pointe du Bout and Trois Ilet to Fort-de-France. Traffic can be evaded by using shuttle boats. Hitchhiking is very familiar in this island. The island has two airports and the major airport is Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport at Le Lamentin. At Fort-de-France and La Trinite are the harbours located in Martinique Island. The paved highways in the island are about of 2,105 km.

      Martinique Taxes
Martinique Personal Income Tax - 20%
Martinique Gross Rental Income Tax - 5.80%
Martinique Real Property Income Tax - 30%
Martinique Capital Gains Tax - 16%

      Martinique Universities
University of the Antilles and Guyane, Martinique

      Martinique Religions
Martinique Roman Catholic Population is 95%
Martinique Hindu and pagan African Population is 5%

      Martinique Arrondissements
Arrondissement of Fort-de-France, Martinique, Population - 163,969
Arrondissement of La Trinite, Martinique, Population - 78,922
Arrondissement of Le Marin, Martinique, Population - 93,345.
Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique, Population - 23,336

      Martinique Government
The island of Martinique is a foreign department and area of France. The island is classified into four Arrondissements and sub classified into cantons and communes. The voted municipal assembly directs the Arrondissements, cantons and communes. There are a chosen prefect and three local subprefects, and there are two nominated governmental councils, the presidents of which contribute decision-making power in the department in the French state. The legislative council consists of the General Council and the Regional Council. The island of Martinique stands for the French National Assembly, in the French Senate, on the French Economic and Social Council, and in the European Parliament. Elections are generally held for every six years period. The General Council of Martinique has 45 seats whereas the Regional Council of Martinique has 41 seats.

      Martinique Parks
The National park on the island of Martinique covers an area of 700 km2 or 200 miles2. The park is incorporated with rainforests on volcanoes and peninsula "caravella". The south coast comprises of scared forests, the salines and the Diamant area. Hiking is well liked here. The park is well known for its natural landscapes.

      Martinique Geography
Martinique a Caribbean island covers an area about 1080 km and is 70 km long and 30 km broad. The shape of the island is like the zodiac sign Scorpio with Aries in the rising. The island's capital is Fort de France. The peak point of the island is situated at northern region at 1,397m are Mount Carbet and Mount Pelee. The portion on the north has sultry flora, amazing natural sceneries, and the mountainous area of Carbet and Pelee presents awesome trails in its huge national park. Trekking can be done here. The Lamentin Plain in the central area comprises of the capital city Fort de France and the Le Lamentin airport. The South portion has the splendid coves and rivulets protecting the eminent beaches, mangroves and Mount Vauclin, and dead volcano. The island is located at 1440'N 6100'W / 14.667N 61W. The climate of the island of Martinique is tropical.

      Martinique Economy
Agriculture plays a significant role in the economy of the island of Martinique. Sugarcane, pineapples, bananas, flowers, and avocados are major agricultural products. Rum industry, tourism industry, cement industry, oil refining industry, construction industry, sugar industry are the rapidly developing industries on the island. Trading includes a large amount of revenue to the island. The island's economy also relies on the Tourism sector. The standard of living in Martinique is high. A great trade scarcity and an elevated rate of redundancy are chief obstructions to economic progress of the island. Meat, vegetable, and grains are mainly imported. User Martinique Comments

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