Martinique (French pronunciation: [maʁ.tiˈnik]) is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometres (436 sq mi) and a population of 386,486 inhabitants (as of Jan. 2013). Like Guadeloupe, it…
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19 Articles of interest in Martinique
Mount Pelée (/pəˈleɪ/; French: Montagne Pelée "Bald Mountain") is an active volcano at the northern end of the island and French overseas department of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean.
Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport (French: Aéroport International Martinique Aimé Césaire) (IATA: FDF, ICAO: TFFF) is the international airport of Martinique in the French West Indies.
Diamond Rock (Rocher du Diamant) is a 175 m (574 feet) high basalt island located south of Fort-de-France, the main port of the Caribbean island of Martinique. The uninhabited island is about 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) from Pointe Diamant. The island get…
The Battle of Diamond Rock took place between 31 May and 2 June 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars. It was an attempt by Franco-Spanish force despatched under Captain Julien Cosmao to retake Diamond Rock, at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-F…
Fort Saint Louis (often hyphenated as Fort Saint-Louis) is a seaside fortress in Fort-de-France, Martinique. The present-day fort has evolved from earlier strongholds that were erected on the site as early as 1638, and has been known in previous inc…
Martinique has a warm, stable climate that only varies 5 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. Trade winds blow refreshing breezes from the northeast.
St. Louis Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Fort-de-France) is a late 19th-century Romanesque Revival church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France in Martinique, an overseas department of France.
This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes.
Stade d'Honneur de Dillon, is a multi-purpose stadium in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It is currently used mostly for football matches.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France (Latin: Archidioecesis Arcis Gallicae et S. Petri o Martinicensis) is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean. The Archdiocese comprises the entirety of the form…
Fort Desaix is a Vauban fort and one of four forts that protect Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique. The fort was built from 1768 to 1772 and sits on a hill, Morne Garnier, overlooking what was then Fort Royal.
The 2007 Martinique earthquake took place on November 29, 2007 at 15:00:19 local time (November 29, 2007 at 19:00:19 UTC) in the Windward Islands region, underneath the Martinique Passage.
Fort-de-France Bay is a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Martinique.
The Carbet Mountains (French: Pitons Du Carbet, or Carbet Nails) are a massif of volcanic origin on the Caribbean island of Martinique.
The A1 autoroute in Martinique (officially designated as A1 (972)) is the only autoroute on the French autoroute system built outside Metropolitan France.
Stade Omnisports is a multi-use stadium in Lamentin, Martinique. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home games of Aiglon.
Fond-Zombi (or Quartier Fond Zombi) is a populated place in the arrondissement of Fort-de-France on Martinique.
A list of airports in Martinique, sorted by location.