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At a glance

  • Capital

    Basse-Terre (Prefecture Departments)

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Official Languages

    French (official language)

  • Population Size

    383,559 (2020)


An overseas department of France and outer EU territory, Guadeloupe captivates with its rich Caribbean Creole culture. The economy relies on financial assistance from Paris, though it is also an agricultural and tourist centre. The capital of Guadeloupe is Basse-Terre, with the official languages being French and Antillean Creole.