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 GUADELOUPE POLITICAL
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Background: Guadeloupe has been a French possession since 1635. The island of Saint Martin is shared with the Netherlands; its southern portion is named Sint Maarten and is part of the Netherlands Antilles and its northern portion is named Saint-Martin and is part of Guadeloupe
 
 
Common Name: Guadeloupe Local Official Name: Guadeloupe
Abbreviated Name: Department of Guadeloupe Official Name: Departement de la Guadeloupe
Official Script Name: Guadeloupe Local Common Name: Guadeloupe
Former Name: Guadeloupe Territory of: France
 
Head of State: President Jacques CHIRAC of France
 
Government Type: overseas department of France
 
Independence: none (overseas department of France)
 
Constitution: 1958 September 28 (French Constitution)
 
National Holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July
 
International Organization Participation: UPU, WCL, WFTU
 
Administrative Divisions: none (overseas department of France)
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: French legal system
 
Suffrage: 18 years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Jean-Jacques BROT (since 12 June 2006) head of government: President of the General Council Jacques GILLOT (since 26 March 2001); President of the Regional Council Victorin LUREL (since 2 April 2004) cabinet: NA elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils election results: NA Legislative Branch: unicameral General Council or Conseil General (42 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) and the unicameral Regional Council or Conseil Regional (41 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) elections: General Council - last held March 2004 (next to be held by in 2010); Regional Council - last held 28 March 2004 (next to be held in March 2008 to elect half of the body) election results: General Council - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - left-wing candidates 11, PS 8, RPR 8, PPDG 6, right-wing candidates 5, PCG 3, UDF 1; Regional Council (second round) - percent of vote by party - PS 58.4%, UMP 41.6%; seats by party - PS 29, UMP 12 note: Guadeloupe elects two representatives to the French Senate; elections last held September 2004 (next to be held September 2013); percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA, Guadeloupe elects four representatives to the French National Assembly; elections last held 9 June-16 June 2002 (next to be held June 2007); percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RPR 2, PS 1, different right parties 1 Judicial Branch: Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel with jurisdiction over Guadeloupe, French Guiana, and Martinique
 
Party Leaders: Communist Party of Guadeloupe or PCG [Mona CADOCE]; FGPS [Dominique LARIFLA]; Left Radical Party or PRG [Flavien FERRANT]; Progressive Democratic Party or PPDG [Henri BANGOU]; Socialist Party or PS [Jules OTTO]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Claudine LACAVE]; Union for a Popular Movement or UMP (including Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR) [Gabrielle LOUIS-CARABIN]
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 GUADELOUPE GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Guadeloupe: Caribbean, islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
 
Continent: North America Land Area Total: 1,780 sq km 
Region: Caribbean Land Area Land: 1,706 sq km
Capitol City: Basse-Terre Land Area Water: 74 sq km
      
Latitude: 016 15 N Border Boundary Land: 10 km
Longitude: 061 35 W Border Boundary Coastline: 306 km 
  
Arable Land: 11.70 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 2.92 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 1,484 m Location: Soufriere
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Caribbean Sea
  
Largest City in Guadeloupe: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 60
 
Bordering Countries: Netherlands Antilles (Sint Maarten) 15 km
 
Natural Resources: cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism
 
Geographical Terrain: Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin
 
Comparative Area of Guadeloupe: 10 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Guadeloupe's Geography: a narrow channel, the Riviere Salee, divides Guadeloupe proper into two islands: the larger, western Basse-Terre and the smaller, eastern Grande-Terre
 

 GUADELOUPE CLIMATE
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General Climate: subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity
 
Natural Hazards: hurricanes (June to October); Soufriere de Guadeloupe is an active volcano
 
 
 GUADELOUPE ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: This Caribbean economy depends on agriculture, tourism, light industry, and services. It also depends on France for large subsidies and imports. Tourism is a key industry, with most tourists from the US; an increasingly large number of cruise ships visit the islands. The traditional sugarcane crop is slowly being replaced by other crops, such as bananas (which now supply about 50% of export earnings), eggplant, and flowers. Other vegetables and root crops are cultivated for local consumption, although Guadeloupe is still dependent on imported food, mainly from France. Light industry features sugar and rum production. Most manufactured goods and fuel are imported. Unemployment is especially high among the young. Hurricanes periodically devastate the economy.
 
 
GDP: $3,513,000,000 USD Currency: euro
GDP per Capita: $7,900 USD Currency Code: EUR
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: euros per US dollar - 0.8041 (2005), 0.8054 (2004), 0.886 (2003), 1.0626 (2002), 1.1175 j(2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 15.00 % GDP of Industry: 17.00 %
GDP of Services: 68.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 26.90 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $637,700,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $680,100,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 1,165,000,000 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 1,084,000,000 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 100.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 13,000 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: bananas, sugarcane, tropical fruits and vegetables; cattle, pigs, goats
 
Primary Industries: construction, cement, rum, sugar, tourism
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $1,766,000 USD - foodstuffs, fuels, vehicles, clothing and other consumer goods, construction materials
 
Import Partners: France 63%, Germany 4%, US 3%, Japan 2%, Netherlands Antilles 2%
 
Export Amount in USD: $147,800,000 USD - bananas, sugar, rum, melons, spring water
 
Export Partners: France 60%, Martinique 18%, US 4%
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 191,400
 
Labor Force by Occupations: agriculture: 15%, industry: 20%, services: 65%
 
  
 GUADELOUPE COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 18 Number of People with Radios: 113,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 5 Number of People with Televisions: 118,000
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 210,000 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 314,700
 
Internet Service Providers: 422 Internet Users: 79,000
 
Internet Country Code: .gp Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: GP Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 590 Electricity Voltage: 230 Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: domestic facilities inadequate domestic: NA international: country code - 590; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean); microwave radio relay to Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, and Martinique
 
  
 GUADELOUPE TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 947 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 8 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: 0
 
Ports and Harbors: Basse-Terre, Gustavia, Pointe-a-Pitre
 
  
 GUADELOUPE PEOPLE
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Population: 452,776 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 15.05 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 6.09 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.88% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 1.90 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 54,725 Population Female 0-14: 52,348
Population Male 15-64: 150,934 Population Female 15-64: 153,094
Population Male 65+: 17,535 Population Female 65+: 24,322
 
Population 0-14: 23.60% Literacy Rate: 90.00%
Population 15-64: 67.10% Literacy rate of Males: 90.00%
Population 65+: 9.20% Literacy rate of Females: 90.00%
 
Population that is Male: 48.50 % Population that is Female: 51.50%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 78.06 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 8.41 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 74.91 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 81.37 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: -0.15
 
Nationality: GUADELOUPE
 
Ethnic Groups: black or mulatto 90%, white 5%, East Indian, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5% 
 
  
Primary Language: French
 
Other Languages: French (official) 99%, Creole patois
 
 
Primary Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Other Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Hindu and pagan African 4%, Protestant 1%
 
  
 GUADELOUPE MILITARY
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Branches: no regular indigenous military forces; Note :defense is the responsibility of France
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 112,551 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 92,834 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 3,364 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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