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overseas department and administrative region of France (1995 est. pop. 403,000), 687 sq mi (1,779 sq km), in the Leeward Islands, West Indies. The department comprises the islands of Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe proper) and Grande-Terre, and the dependencies of Marie-Galante and Îles des Saintes to the south, La Désirade to the east, and Saint-Barthélemy (“Saint Bart’s”) and the northern half of Saint Martin to the north. Basse-Terre, on the island of the same name, is Guadeloupe’s capital; Pointe-à-Pitre, on Grande-Terre, is the chief port and commercial center.—continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. (Copyright © 2003 Columbia University Press.
Pronunciation:  gwd´l-p´´, gwd´´l-p´ from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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