Guadeloupe or in English the Guadeloupe Islands , a mini island kingdom in French hands is not so far from Denmark as one might think, actually “only” 7300 km in direct line and less than 500 km from Florida. It is more than one island, however, the other islands are relatively small, usually less than km in length.
Here are the 5 islands that together describe Guadeloupe best; Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante. 5 islands with great biodiversity and beauty. Le papillon butterfly
The two largest islands make up what is called “le papillon” or the butterfly To the west is the Basse-Terre , a volcanic mountain island with the volcano La Soufrière covered with dense lush rainforest and tropical vegetation and with its own Guadeloupe National Park.
To the east lies the Grande-Terre , a giant limestone plateau surrounded by beautiful white beaches and a fashionable tourist resort. South here lies La Désirade , a little private and untouched by the “tooth of the time”. Here it is the non-infamous iguana who is king. Les Saintes , is a petite island with one of the world’s most beautiful bays, and finally Marie-Galante again having beautiful sandy beaches and a welcoming population, also worth visiting In addition, Guadalopue islands are known for their decorative” Créole Art de Vivre “as it expresses itself in a warm lifestyle, try their exquisite Creole cuisine with the finest fish and shellfish soups and join their celebrations.
Guadeloupe is a French overseas department in the Caribbean consisting of a number of islands with a total area of 1,628 km². The archipelago has 400,736 inhabitants and belongs to the Small Antilles.
Area: 1,628 km²
Population: 405,739 (Jan 1, 2013)
Continent: North America