Fort-de-France

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Fort-de-France
Capital, prefecture and commune
A view from the ship arriving from Les Trois-Îlets
A view from the ship arriving from Les Trois-Îlets
Coat of arms of Fort-de-France
Coat of arms
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Coordinates: 14°36′00″N 61°05′00″W / 14.6°N 61.0833°W / 14.6; -61.0833Coordinates: 14°36′00″N 61°05′00″W / 14.6°N 61.0833°W / 14.6; -61.0833
Country France
Overseas region and department Martinique
Arrondissement Fort-de-France
Intercommunality CA Centre de la Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Didier Laguerre
Area1 44.21 km2 (17.07 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 85,295
 • Density 1,929.31/km2 (4,996.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-4
INSEE/Postal code 97209 /97200 and 97234 (Quartier de Balata)
Elevation 0–1,070 m (0–3,510 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Fort-de-France is the capital of the French Caribbean oversees department of Martinique. It is one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Martinique exports sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao from the port in Fort-de-France.

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Fort-de-France is twinned with: