map of Martinique MARTINIQUE

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Martinique
country code ISO: MQ //; - FIPS: MB
location: Central America, West Indies, Caribbean, Smaller Antilles
time zone: -4 UT
surface (land) area: 1100 sq.km = 425 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 15° N / East/West: 61° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea
climate: tropical Caribbean
Government
independent since: not yet
type of government: overseas department of France since 1946-03
capital: Fort-de-France
administrative division: commune (34)
Population
population according to the latest census (1999): 383,900
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 414,516 / -; 2001: 387,000
population density: 350 per sq.km = 906 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,9% //; - doubling time: 77 years
birth rate: 15 - 18 per 1000
death rate: 7 per 1000
fertility rate: 2 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 4 per 1000
life expectancy: 79 years (male: 76; female: 82)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 24% //; - 15-59 years: 62% //; - 60+ years: 14%
urbanisation: 75% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: of African descent, mixed, white. Mulatto 93,7%; French 2,6%; other 3,7%
languages: French (official); Creole patois
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 78%; Protestant 8%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: 82%
school enrolment: secondary education: 20%
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: 7%
adult literacy: 93% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Euro = 100 cents (until 2002: French franc = 100 centimes)
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 1510 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: 4%
income: USD 4000 per capita
import: USD 1970 per capita //; - export: USD 242 per capita
trade: USD 5308 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: FR
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 48%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,9 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 19% //; - grass land: 18% //; - wooded area: 44% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 7% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: 6%
agricultural products: bananas, sugar cane, pineapples, rum
livestock (1000s): cattle: 25-30 / goats: 17 / pigs: 33-35 / poultry: 250 / sheep: 34-42
fish catch: 5000 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 5% //; - part of industry in GDP: 13%
industrial products: cement, food processing, oil refining
mining products: pumice
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 88% //; - part of services in GDP: 81%
energy use (kg per capita): 963
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita): 199
Traffic, communication
road network: 2069, or 2176 km //; - of which paved: 75% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 370 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 381 - 443 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 187 - 213 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 137 - 171 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 84 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: 93 per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Mont Pelée 1397 m, + two other [on available maps nameless] peaks of 1196 and 884 m
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: a few short rivers to drain the mountain slopes
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: none, or unknown
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
French possession since 1635
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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