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Martinique Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

Martinique: Political System According to topschoolsintheusa, Martinique is an overseas department and belongs to France and is therefore a member of the European Union. Region and département are responsible for the same territory, but have separate institutions: the Conseil général des Departements with its 45 members. The representative of the central government is the prefect.… Read More »

How to get to Martinique

Overview When Christopher Columbus discovered Martinique in 1493, he considered it “the most beautiful country in the world” and named it after Saint Martin. Martinique’s indigenous people were the Arawak and the Caribs, who called it Madinina (“flower island”). Although the British briefly tried to take control of the country in the 18th and 19th… Read More »