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Country Fast Facts: Guadeloupe


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Guadeloupe has been a French possession since 1635.

Guadeloupe is an archipelago located in the eastern Caribbean Sea at 16°15'N, 61°35'W, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometres (629 sq. mi). It is an overseas department of France.

As with the other overseas departments, Guadeloupe is also one of the 26 regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic.

As part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union; hence its currency is the euro.

Guadeloupe is however not party to the Schengen Agreement.

Source: CIA World Fact Book

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