- two islands (Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre) separated by a narrow channel in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies: together with five dependencies they form an overseas department of France. 687 sq. mi. (1179 sq. km). Capital: Basse-Terre.
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Examples from the Web for guadeloupe
He has bought three plantations at Martinico, and two at Guadeloupe.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
The Island of Desiderade, near Guadeloupe, was in sight to windward.The Grateful Indian
It was contagious at Guadeloupe also, and lasted twenty months.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
We arrived safe in the harbour of Point-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe.
We proceeded on our voyage for Guadeloupe, and arrived safe there.
- an overseas region of France in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands, formed by the islands of Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre and several offlying islands; in 2007 the island of Saint-Barthélemy and the part-island dependency of Saint-Martin were separated from Guadeloupe to become Overseas Collectivities directly subordinate to France. Capital: Basse-Terre. Pop: 405 500 (2007 est). Area: 1780 sq km (687 sq miles)
Tourism is a major industry.
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