Articles in Martinique ( 19 )

19 Articles of interest in Martinique

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  • Martinique

    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…

  • Mount Pelée

    Mount Pelée (/pəˈl/; 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.

  • Diamond Rock

    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…

  • Battle of Diamond Rock

    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 (Martinique)

    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…

  • St. Louis Cathedral, Fort-de-France

    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.

  • Fort Desaix

    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.

  • 2007 Martinique earthquake

    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.