Facts about Martinique
Official languages: French
Area: 1,100 km²
Population: 432,900 residents
Population density: 393.55 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .mq
ISO codes: MQ, MTQ, 474
The prefix for Martinique is +596
According to Abbreviation Finder, Martinique is an island in the Caribbean and belongs to the Lesser Antilles – more precisely to the Leeward Islands. It is a French overseas department and a French overseas region. In 1502 Columbus was the first European to discover Martinique on his fourth voyage. The island was colonized by France in 1635 and since then has remained in French possession except for three brief periods of foreign occupation.
|Population growth rate|
|65 years and above||10.50%|
|Median age||33.61 years|
|Gender ratio||0.99 M / F|
|(Fort-de-France) [Capital] (Z 1999) 130616, (Le Lamentin) (Z 1999) 35460, (Le Robert) (Z 1999) 21240, (Schoelcher) (Z 1999) 20845, (Sainte-Marie) (Z 1999) 20098, (Le François) (Z 1999) 18559|
|About 80% of the population is of African origin. 15% of the residents are of Indian or Afro-Indian origin (called “coolies” in Martinique), mostly in the east of the island. About 5% of Martinique’s residents are of European descent. This group includes the whites born in Martinique, who descend from the colonial upper class and are called Béké. All people born in Martinique, both white and black, are called Creoles.|
|Roman Catholic 85% Protestants 10.5% Muslims 0.5% Hindus 0.5% Others 3.5%|
|Human Development Index (HDI)|
Biggest Cities of Martinique by Population
Martinique is a Caribbean island nation located in the Lesser Antilles. It is home to three of the largest cities in the country. Fort-de-France, the capital and largest city of Martinique, has a population of around 100,000 people. It features attractions like Schoelcher Library which is known for its impressive architectural style; Place de la Savane which serves as an important cultural site; and Fort St. Louis which offers stunning views of surrounding landscape.
Le Robert is the second-largest city in Martinique with a population of around 20,000 people. It serves as an important trading hub for fishing and agricultural products such as sugar cane, bananas, and pineapple. Le Robert also features several tourist attractions like Musée de la Pagerie which houses artifacts from local culture; La Pointe des Caraïbes where visitors can observe traditional fishing boats used by local fishermen; and Le Robert Beach where they can take leisurely strolls along waterfront while admiring views of Caribbean Sea.
Sainte-Anne is the third-largest city in Martinique with a population of around 15,000 people. It boasts some interesting tourist attractions like La Caravelle Lighthouse which offers stunning views of surrounding landscape; Anse Couleuvre where visitors can enjoy swimming or snorkeling; and Sainte-Anne Historical Museum which houses artifacts from local culture including traditional tools used by islanders during ancient times.
|2||Le Lamentin, Martinique||39,340||14.6134||-60.9996|
|3||Le Robert, Martinique||23,925||14.6775||-60.9423|
|5||Le Francois, Martinique||19,793||14.6151||-60.9031|
|8||La Trinite, Martinique||15,151||14.7381||-60.9632|
|10||Le Gros-Morne, Martinique||11,136||14.7||-61|
|13||Le Lorrain, Martinique||8,452||14.8326||-61.0555|
|14||Le Marin, Martinique||8,054||14.4716||-60.8699|
|15||Le Vauclin, Martinique||7,923||14.5454||-60.8383|
|16||Les Trois-Ilets, Martinique||5,768||14.5391||-61.0335|
|17||Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique||5,580||14.7761||-61.1356|