What is the Latitude and Longitude on Martinique?
Latitude of Martinique is:14.6667 and Longitude of Martinique is: -61
Martinique is an overseas territory of France located in Caribbean waters. It is an Island country, which is considered to be a part of European Union. Being a region of France, French is the official language of this island. The French first claimed the island in 1635. It was Christopher Columbus though who first sighted the island way back in 1502.
The geography of this country is dominated by mountainous terrain with indented coastline. Martinique is spread across a total area of 1,128 square kilometres. It is located to the north of Trinidad and Tobago. More than forty percent of this land is covered by forests and woodland. Around 8% is the area covered by permanent crops. A population of 429,510 is resident in the country, which is located at the geographical coordinates of 14.6667° North and 61° West. The most elevated peak in Martinique is Montagne Pelee at a height of 1,397 metres. Fort-de-France is the largest city of the islands.
The climate in Martinique is of tropical type, which is moderated by trade winds. Cyclones though are major concern. On an average, they occur once in eight years.
Trade plays an important role in the economy of the country. Agricultural sector also employs a large percentage of population of the country. Being a territory of France, the French traditions and customs along with those of Caribbean's, have a deep influence on the culture of Martinicans. The standard of living in this island is better than in any other island on Caribbean waters.
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