The département of Martinique is an overseas département (département d'outre-mer, or DOM) of France, located in the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Fort-de-France. It has a Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) of .mq.
Main article: History of Martinique
On May 8, 1902 Mount Pelée, a volcano on the island, erupted and destroyed the town of St. Pierre killing over 30,000 people. Only one resident survived the blast - a prisoner, who was protected by the thick walls of his cell.
Martinique is especially well known for the number of great authors that have come from the island and become extremely famous in France and throughout the world. It has also become known for a form of music called zouk, which developed in the 1980s.
Main article: Politics of Martinique
Main article: (Subdivisions) of Martinique
Main article: Geography of Martinique
Main article: Economy of Martinique
Main article: Demographics of Martinique
Main article: Culture of Martinique
See also: Music of Martinique and Guadeloupe
- Communications in Martinique
- Transportation in Martinique
- Military: defense is the responsibility of France.
Military branches: French forces (Army, Navy, Air Force), Gendarmerie
- Foreign relations of Martinique
- Holidays in Martinique
External links and references
- Some material from the CIA World Factbook
- Maps and Pictures (French)
|Countries in West Indies|
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|Guadeloupe | Martinique | French Guiana | Réunion|