Martinique is a French Caribbean island. It was charted by Columbus in 1493.

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Where can you find La Martinique salad dressing?

Would you believe I found it at WalMart? In Christiansburg, Va. And that is the only place for miles around here.

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What is Kenya's current political climate?

POLITICAL CONDITIONS Since independence, Kenya has maintained remarkable stability despite changes in its political system and crises in neighboring countries. Particularly since the re-emergence of multiparty democracy, Kenyans have enjoyed an increased degree of freedom. A cross-party parliamentary reform initiative in the fall of 1997 revised some oppressive laws inherited from the colonial era that had been used to limit freedom of speech and assembly. This improved public freedoms and contributed to generally credible national elections in December 1997. In December 2002, Kenyans held democratic and open elections, which were judged free and fair by international observers. The 2002 elections marked an important turning point in Kenya

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Who is the Prime Minister of Martinique?

Martinique does not officially have a separate Prime Minister. It is considered part of France.

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Which British Princess had a holiday home in Martinique?

Princess Margaret had a retreat on the tiny island of Mustique, just off of the British island of St. Vincent (she called the villa "Les Eaux Jolies", or The Pretty Waters). Could this be what you're looking for?

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Denver, CO (DEN) to Honolulu, HI (HNL)

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What is the capital of Martinique?

The capital of Martinique is Fort-de-France. The island is in the West Indies.

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Where is martinique?

Martinique is an island located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and its population is 402,000 (historical population 2008 estimate)

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What are facts about martinique?


Martinique is one of the Windward Islands. Other islands in the group include Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Martinique, the largest of the Windward Islands, is the only French island in the group.

The highest point on the island of Martinique is Mount Pelee (1,397 m).

Its population is approximately 402,000 (2008 estimate).

Mount Pelee is a volcano (stratovolcano) which last erupted in May 1902.

The eruption of Mount Pelee destroyed the town of Saint Pierre killing thirty thousand of its inhabitants.

Early inhabitants of Martinique were Arawak and Carib people from South America.

The island was called "Madinina" (Island of Flowers) by the Caribs.

Christopher Columbus sighted Martinique in 1493 and visited the island in 1502.

French settlers arrived in Martinique in 1635; the island was claimed by France.

Slaves were introduced to the French West Indies in 1636.

In the mid seventeenth century sugarcane replaced tobacco as the main crop in Martinique.

Martinique was officially annexed by France in 1674.

The French colony of Guadeloupe became a dependency of Martinique. In 1775 it was decided to administer Guadeloupe and Martinique separately.

Martinique came under brief periods of English rule in the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century.

Apart from the brief occupations by the British, Martinique remained a French possession.

Victor Schoelcher, the French abolitionist, contributed to the end of slavery in the French colonies in 1848.

Napoleon's Empress, Josephine (1763-1814), was born at La Pagerie in Martinique.

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), the French artist, visited Martinique. Famous works painted on the island include "Two Women of Martinique".

Martinique became a Department of France in 1946. The further status of Region was granted in 1974.

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What languages are spoken in Martinique?

Martinique is still part of France. People from martinique speak a dialect of French and a mix language called a creole language.

So people from france go to martinique will not understand their language so well what the people say in Martinique. Some people in Martinique speak English but English is not their main language

The official language of Martinique is French

french and creol

Yes, and Creole French is also widely spoken in addition. La Martinique is a French oversea region.
As Martinique is part of France, the people there speak French, although the accent can be hard for non-native speakers to understand as it can be a mix of French and Creole.
The official language in Martinique is French, (Martinique is an overseas department of France) although most people speak Antillian Creole, a language based on French.
Yes people in Martinique speak French although a couple people speak English. There also something called Martinique Creole
The inhabitants of Martinique are French citizens with full political and legal rights. Martinique sends four deputies to the French National Assembly and two senators to the French Senate. So the speak french
French :] It's one of the French Caribbean islands, or 'Les Antilles Françaises'
French and Antillean Creole
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What is the current political climate in Poland?

it is cool

Middle latitudes. Generally in Poland You can experience every season. In summer the temperature is about 22 degrees, but can raise even up to 35 or (like last summer) even up to 50 on the beach (that was gross!). In autumn usually about 14 degrees, and very colorful (check out Polish Gold Autumn, in Polish "Polska zlota Jesien"). Can rain but can also be very sunny - perfect to take a walk. In winter usually temperature is below or around 0, it's snowing and if the temperature is low enough (like last winter 15 degrees under zero) everything is freezing including lakes. Then spring - quite warm, about 16 degrees. Can be sunny and rainy. Everything looks green because all the trees, flowers and other plants are waking up after winter sleep. Also animals.

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What country are Martinique and Guadeloupe in?

Martinique is one of the Windward Islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Guadeloupe is a group of islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Both are in the French West Indies off the northwestern coast of South America and under the jurisdiction of the overseas department of France.

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What are the major festivals of Islam?

There are two major festinals of Islam just like Christmas

1)Eid al-Ad·ha

Islamic festival ending annual Mecca pilgrimage: an Islamic festival marking the sacrifice made by Abraham and the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, traditionally celebrated by the sacrifice of sheep. 10th-13th days of Dhu al-Hijjah

2)Eid al-Fitr

Islamic festival at the end of Ramadan: an Islamic festival marking the end of Ramadan. 1st day of Shawwal.

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Did Princess Diana have a home in Martinique?



What did women wear in ancient France?

they wore clothes

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What is the national dish of Martinique?

grilled snapper

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What is the proper adjective for Martinique?

What is the proper adjective for Martinique

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Who owns Guadeloupe and Martinique?

Both are overseas regions of France.

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What type of volcano is mount pelee on martinique?

A composite (also called a stratovolcano) because it can erupt either lava flows or volcanic ash.


Who is the prime minister of martinique in 2011?

Ange Mancini


What is m martinique?


Is Martinique near Haiti?

According to Google Maps, Martinique is approximately 1,290 km (801 miles) ESE from Haiti.

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Who is the current leader of martinique?

Nicholas Sarkozy

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Who is Martinique McKenzie?

Martinique McKenzie is my Cousen!!!! she is 11 years old and she is sitting beside me reading over my shoulder and laughing!!!

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Why is French spoken in Martinique?

La Martinique is a French oversea possession. People living there are French citizens. The same goes for La Guadeloupe and French Guiana in the same area.
because they are a reigon of france
Martinique is an overseas department of France (similar to a US territory such as Puerto Rico).
Martinique is a part of France so French is the official language. They also speak other languages too, including the Martinique creole (akin to the Haitian creole, but closer to French).


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