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Martinique


    • Affiliation:
      (overseas department of France)

    • Location:
      Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, north of Trinidad and Tobago

    • Map references:
      Central America and the Caribbean

    • Area:

        total area:
        1,100 sq km

        land area:
        1,060 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly more than six times the size of Washington, DC

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      290 km

    • Maritime claims:

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      none

    • Climate:
      tropical; moderated by trade winds; rainy season (June to October)

    • Terrain:
      mountainous with indented coastline; dormant volcano

    • Natural resources:
      coastal scenery and beaches, cultivable land

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        10%

        permanent crops:
        8%

        meadows and pastures:
        30%

        forest and woodland:
        26%

        other:
        26%

    • Irrigated land:
      60 sq km (1989 est.)

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        hurricanes, flooding, and volcanic activity (an average of one major natural disaster every five years)

        international agreements:
        NA






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