MARIE-GALANTE, GUADELOUPE ISLANDS
A truly authentic island, Marie-Galante is a land of rural traditions which cultivates an exceptional way of life. Marie-Galante is proving to be the new destination in the French Antilles.
Covering a surface area of 158 km², the island, which is commonly called the "grande galette" owing to its circular shape and low-lying relief (editor's note, the highest peak, the Morne Constant, rises to 204 m), has three municipalities and 12,410 inhabitants.
Marie-Galante, which has up to 106 windmills, is also called the "island of one hundred windmills" or the "Grande dépendance". Marie-Galante, the arrival island for this transatlantic event, will be happy to welcome the fleet as it deserves and will provide a wonderful departure point for those wishing to discover the other islands in the Guadeloupe archipelago! (Sources: www.ot-mariegalante.com)
Location: Caribbean Sea
Coordinates: 15° 56′ N 61° 16′ O
Surface area: 158.01 km2
Coast: 84 km
Highest point: Morne Constant (204 m)
Population: 12,000 inhabitants
Density: 75.94 inhabitants/km2
Largest town: Grand-Bourg
More informations :
Guadeloupe Islands : www.lesilesdeguadeloupe.com/
Région Guadeloupe : www.regionguadeloupe.fr
Marie-Galante Island : www.ot-mariegalante.com