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is a Caribbean island located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, with a land area of 1,628 square kilometres (629 sq. mi) and a population of 400,000. It is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. Its departmental code is "971". As the other overseas departments, Guadeloupe is also an integral part of the Republic. Besides Guadeloupe island, the smaller islands of Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintes are included in Guadeloupe. As part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union and the Eurozone; hence, as for all Eurozone countries, its currency is the euro. However, Guadeloupe is not part of the Schengen Area. The prefecture and the capital of Guadeloupe is Basse-Terre. Christopher Columbus named the island Santa María de Guadalupe in 1493 after the Virgin Mary, venerated in the Spanish town of Guadalupe, in Extremadura.

Capital BASSE-TERRE
Currency Euro
Country code 00590
Spoken languages ​​ French
Passport

Passport/valid identity card needed for border crossing: you need one of two documents (round-trip ticket). For any changes related to the survival of the Passport request, you may want to inquire in advance at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent. In addition, it is suggested that passengers in possession of a valid identity card needed for border crossing, to examine as reported under the heading "FOCUS" on the home page of this site. EU citizens travelling to the island to work no longer need a residence permit.

Health

The health situation in General is good. No specific vaccinations are required. In winter it is recommended the preventive vaccination against influenza for elderly people or those with health problems We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country.

Climate

There is no real rainy season. The dry season runs from November to February.

Viability

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