Travel Reports » Guadeloupe

The Caribbean island Guadeloupe with the capital Basse-Terre has about 400,000 inhabitants and is an overseas territory of France. Guadeloupe is therefore also part of the European Union and the Euro is legal tender. Together with Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe forms the French Antilles. Seen from above, the island looks like a butterfly – with a small wing Grande Terre and the large wing Basse Terre. In total, around 400,000 inhabitants live on the island, which covers 1,628 km². Pointe-à-Pietre is not the capital of Guadeloupe, but it is the most important city on the island, because it is home to the international airport and the port is regularly used by large cruise ships.