- a seaport on and the capital of Martinique, in the French West Indies.
- an island in the E West Indies; an overseas department of France. 425 sq. mi. (1100 sq. km). Capital: Fort-de-France.
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I cite part of one, taken down from the dictation of a common field-hand near Fort-de-France.
Two months later the little capital of Fort-de-France was swept by the pestilence as by a wind of death.
But, as soon as we heard the story, our captain told the engineer to get up full steam an' make for Fort-de-France.
The steamer reached Fort-de-France in the evening, and the boy found the town, though ill-lighted, gay.
- the capital of Martinique, a port on the W coast: commercial centre of the French Antilles. Pop: 94 049 (1999 est)
- an island in the E Caribbean, in the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles: administratively an overseas region of France. Capital: Fort-de-France. Pop: 403 795 (2007 est). Area: 1090 sq km (420 sq miles)
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