Overview - Guadeloupe

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Capital:Basse-terre
Area:1,780 km²
Population:452,776 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):French (official) - 99%, Creole patois.
Religion(s):Roman Catholic - 95%, Hindu and pagan African- 4%, Protestant - 1%.
Ethnic Group(s):Black or Mulatto - 90%, White - 5%, East Indian, Lebanese and Chinese - 5%.