Capital: Basse-Terre

Population: 472,405 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: French

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Creole, Black, White, Mestizo, and others

Largest Cities: Les Abymes, Baie-Mahault, Le Gosier

Main Sport: Sailing, Golf

Political System: Overseas Territory of France

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labor Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Christmas Day (December 25)