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
Official language: French Languages: 4 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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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.
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