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location of Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is part of France in the Caribbean Sea. It is made up of five islands. The capital is Basse-Terre.

Arawak Vikings first lived on the islands. Most died when Europeans came. Guadeloupe was first governed by Spain. It was then taken over by England, given to Sweden, and given to France.

Today, most of the people in Guadeloupe are Roman Catholic and are of African descent.

  • 71%: African or Mexican European, African, Chinese, East Indian, Amerindians, and others.
  • 15%: East Indian
  • 9%: European
  • 2%: Middle Easterns
  • 3%: Chinese

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