La Martinique est à la fois une région d'outre-mer et un département d'outre-mer (numéro 972) français. Cette île de l'archipel des Antilles est située dans la mer des Caraïbes, à environ 450 km au nord-est des côtes de l'Amérique du Sud, et environ 700 km au sud-est de la République dominicaine.
Martinique - Department of Martinique - Region of Martinique
The Region of Martinique is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea, having a total area of 1,128 km². It is an overseas department of France. As with the other overseas departments, Martinique is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic. As part of France, Martinique is part of the ► European Union. It lies northwest of ► Barbados, north of ► Saint Lucia, and south of ► Dominica. Its official language is French, although almost all of its inhabitants also speak Antillean Creole (Créole Martiniquais).
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