La Martineque

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La Martineque

Coming to the island in 1502, Columbus gave it the name Martinique. Indigenous Carib islanders called it Madiana or Madinina ("Island of Flowers"), designations still used informally in song and poetry. The Carib Indians of Martinique, however, were eradicated by the French in the seventeenth century and ensuing Martinican history and culture has been the result of creolization between French colonial and African slave societies. Martinicans are French citizens.

La Martinique

This is what the local food looks like.

they are famous for there chocolate and fresh fish and spices.Major City: Fort-de-France

MUSICthey listen to zouke music.

The French-Creole combination along with significant African and South Asian influences have imparted the local regional cuisine with a flavor and taste that is very different from the rest of the islands in the Caribbean.

picture of Martinique

Location and Geography. Situated in the Lesser Antilles of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean, with the islands of Dominica to the north and Saint Lucia to the south, Martinique measures 431 square miles (1,120 square kilometers). It is a mountainous, tropical island of volcanic origin. The 1902 explosion of Mount Pelée totally destroyed the major town of Saint Pierre resulting in the capital being relocated to Fort-de-France.

Population: 386,486there are lot of pretty churches and monuments that are very old. The government of Martinique is a republic.

These statues represent all the slaves and people who died on a ship which wasn't anchored correctly

South is dry and north is greener with rain forest and mountains. The weather is hot and sunny with as “colder” and rainier season from June to September.Average temperature: 25°c


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