This is a list of places from Guadeloupe. Source: Geonames.
Guadeloupe is a group of Islands governed by France, and it is why it is also a French overseas region. The region of Guadeloupe lies in the eastern part of the Caribbean, particularly in the Lesser Antilles, and the capital of this French department is Basse-Terre. The official currency of Guadeloupe is Euro, while the official language of the region is French.
The weather of Guadeloupe is subtropical and mostly humid. Dry winds from north to east blow in the region of Guadeloupe. The days are mostly hot along with the region's coastal areas and have a temperature ranging between 25°C -28 °C. However, the region also has some mountainous regions, highlands, and peaks where the nights are cold and low. The temperature along the high-altitude regions varies between 4 °C-16 °C.
Rainfall occurs in July and continues until September. Coastal regions experience 990mm of rain per annum, while the steep regions such as Basse-Terre receive above 2500mm of rain per year.
Plant and animal life
The soils of the region of Guadeloupe are volcanic and fertile. Moreover, as the region also receives a sufficient amount of rain, Guadeloupe has a wide variety of animal and plant life. Most of the region is covered with lush green tropical rainforests, home to numerous wildlife.
People in Guadeloupe hunt raccoons for their fur and other wildlife species such as Mongoose and woodpeckers are found in the tropical rainforests of Guadeloupe. Being a coastal region, Guadeloupe is home to numerous marine creatures, such as lobsters, tarpons, fishes, rays, and octopuses.
Natural resources and economy
As the land has fertile volcanic soil, the land is cultivable. Some of the crops grown in Guadeloupe include Bananas, Sugarcane, Vanilla, Coffee, and coconut. All of these crops are also the primary crops of the region on which the economy of Guadeloupe depends. Fish is also exported to several nearby islands and other Caribbean countries and contributes heavily to the economy.
There are several beaches in the region, such as the Beach of Petit-Havre, Plage de Bois Jolan, Îlet du Gosier, and more, which attract tourists worldwide. Hence, tourism is also one of the main sources of income for the residents of Guadeloupe. The manufacturing and services industry also plays a vital role in contributing to the economy of Guadeloupe.