Area: 1,091 sq km
A volcanic island in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The most northerly of the Windward Islands, and 100 km south of its sister island, Guadeloupe.
Population: 406,001 Annual Growth: 0.39%
Official language: French. Créole Martiniquais is widely spoken Languages: 3 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The legacy of slavery remains strong in Martinique, as with its sister department, Guadeloupe. The white minority controls a disproportionate amount of the economy and land, while many Creole find themselves increasingly hard-pressed due to high costs of living. The protests and riots of 2009 show deep needs for reconciliation and for society to be built on equity and justice and that there are those who would manipulate such events to empower themselves.
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