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Department of Guadeloupe


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Area: 1,780 sq km

One larger pair of islands and three smaller islands: Marie Galante, Les Saintes, La Désirade.

Population: 467,182    Annual Growth: 0.51%

Capital: Basse- Terre

Urbanites: 98.4%


Official language: French    Languages: 4 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Areas and peoples less reached with the gospel:

a) The outlying islands are less evangelized – Marie Galante, Les Saintes and La Désirade. WT/Evangelical Church work on these islands. But island communities are closely knit, making it difficult for believers to break with tradition.

b) Those of Asian descent – most are Tamil in background, but also Chinese and Arab. Most Tamils are nominally Catholic, while retaining many of their Hindu beliefs. There is at least one Chinese congregation.

c) Haitian immigrants are proving quite responsive to the gospel through the ministry of the Evangelical Baptist Mission.

d) The metropolitan French are largely from France; they are mostly in military or civil service. Few show any spiritual interest.

     For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Guadeloupe.