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Twelve out of the 15 EU islands are located within the Lesser Antilles.

  • Guadeloupe:

Guadeloupe archipelago is composed by six islands: Grande-Terre (570 km²), Basse-Terre (944 km²), Désirade (22 km²), Petite-Terre (2 km²), Marie-Galante (152 km²) and Les Saintes (19 km²)

  • Martinique:

Martinique has a volcanic origin, with the highest peak Montagne Pelée reaching 1379 m.

  • Saint-Martin:

The French side of Saint-Martin is located on the northern half of the island and gathers the highest hilltop, Pic Paradis (424 m).

  • Saint-Barthélemy:

Saint-Barthélemy (18°50′ N, 62°49′ W) is the smallest island of the FWI with an area of 25 km².

  • Guadeloupe:

405,739 inhabitants in Guadeloupe, 250  Inhab./km2 and 19,810 GDP/capita (€).

  • Martinique:

386,486 inhabitants in Martinique, 343 Inhab./km2 and 21,527 GDP/capita (€).

  • Saint-Martin:

36,992 inhabitants in Saint-Martin, 698 Inhab./km2 and 14,700  GDP/capita (€).

  • Saint-Barthélemy:

8,938 inhabitants in Martinique, 370 Inhab./km2 and 26,000 GDP/capita (€).

Local Working group

Local Working group

The following partners are involved in the study of the West Indies: The following local stakeholders have declared their interest in participating in the local study of the West Indies in the frame of the Soclimpact project....

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