Definitions for guadeloupeˌgwɑd lˈup
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: ( Basse-Terre 2 2 and Grande-Terre ); Cap.: Basse-Terre. 2 1
an island territory of France located in the eastern West Indies; tourism is the major industry
An island in the northeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea.
An island group, including the island of Guadeloupe, constituting one of the overseas departments of France.
Guadeloupe is a Caribbean island located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometres and a population of 400,000. It is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. Guadeloupe is an integral part of France, as are the other overseas departments. Besides Guadeloupe island, the smaller islands of Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintes are included in Guadeloupe. As part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union and the Eurozone; hence, as for all Eurozone countries, its currency is the euro. However, as an overseas department, Guadeloupe is not part of the Schengen Area. The prefecture and the capital of Guadeloupe is Basse-Terre. Its official language is French, although many of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a French island among the Lesser Antilles, in the W. Indies; is subject to earthquakes; produces sugar and coffee; has belonged to France since 1816.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The name of two islands of the West Indies, separated by a narrow channel. Their capital is Basse-Terre. They were discovered by Columbus in 1493, occupied by the French in 1635, held by the British at various times between 1759 and 1813, transferred to Sweden in 1813, and restored to France in 1816. Its status was changed from colony to a French overseas department in 1946. Columbus named it in honor of the monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Spain. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p470 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p221)
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