in Martinique of Martinique, Martinique
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 14.609 and -61.073 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 14° 36' 32" and W -61° 4' 24"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Euro - EUR
- Spoken languages:
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 03:57 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: America/Martinique
- UTC/GMT offset: -4 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:26 am and 6:10 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -17.060 and 122.378 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Morard Community
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Delve into Fort-de-France
Fort-de-France in Martinique (Martinique) with it's 89,995 habitants is located in Martinique. It's the capital of this country.
Current time in Fort-de-France is now 03:57 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named America / Martinique with an UTC offset of -4 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Fort-de-France. The closest airport in Martinique is Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport in a distance of 5 mi (or 8 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Morne Trois Pitons National Park in Dominica at a distance of 51 mi (or 83 km). Also, if you like playing golf, there is an option about 6 mi (or 9 km). away. We encountered 1 points of interest near this location. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Schoelcher, Gros Islet, Castries, Anse La Raye and Berekua. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
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Videos from this area
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Carnaval Martinique 2013 - Lundi gras à Fort-de-France
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Parade - FDF - Dimanche 19 Janvier 2014
Fort de France accueille ce dimanche 19 Janvier 2014 , la première parade du carnaval. Départ à 15 heures sur le front de mer pour le circuit habituel. Lien Des Photos De Cette Parade à...
Le grand ballet de Martinique en prestation à Fort-de-France
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 km . Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region of France, consisting of a single overseas department. To the northwest lies Dominica, to the south St Lucia, and to the southeast Barbados. As with the other overseas departments, Martinique is one of the twenty-seven regions of France and an integral part of the French Republic.
Geography of Martinique
The Carbet Mountains (French: Pitons Du Carbet, or Carbet Nails) are a massif of volcanic origin on the Caribbean island of Martinique. The Carbet Mountains occupy an 80 km long path through the centre of the island, and include some of its highest peaks, though Martinique's highest point Mount Pelée is not part of the range. The mountains are a popular tourist site and hiking and climbing destination.
Diamond Rock (Rocher du Diamant) is a 175 m (574 feet) high basalt island located south of Fort-de-France, the main port of the Caribbean island of Martinique. The uninhabited island is about three kilometers from Pointe Diamant. The island gets its name from the reflections that its sides cast at certain hours of the day, which evoke images of a precious stone. Its claim to fame is the role that it played in the Napoleonic Wars.
Stade d'Honneur de Dillon
Stade d'Honneur de Dillon, is a multi-purpose stadium in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium can hold 16,300 people.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fort-de-France (Latin: Archidioecesis Arcis Gallicae et S. Petri o Martinicensis) is an Archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean. The Archdiocese comprises the entirety of the former French dependency of Martinique. The Archdiocese is the Metropolitan for the suffragan dioceses of Cayenne and Basse-Terre, and is a member of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.
St. Louis Cathedral, Fort-de-France
Fort-de-France Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Fort-de-France) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the town of Fort-de-France, capital of Martinique. The architect was the Parisian Pierre-Henri Picq. This is the seventh church to have stood on the site, and although Picq had been commissioned to build a structure that could survive Martinique's plagues of fire, hurricanes and earthquakes, he built it entirely out of wood.
Stade Omnisports (Lamentin)
Stade Omnisports is a multi-use stadium in Lamentin, Martinique. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home games of Aiglon. The stadium holds 8,500 people.
Stade Louis Achille
Stade Louis Achille is a multi-use stadium in Fort-de-France, Martinique. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home games of Good Luck. The stadium holds 9,000 people.
Fort-de-France Bay is a large inlet of the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Martinique. It is named after Martinique's capital, Fort-de-France, the chief town on the bay.
Battle of Martinique (1779)
The Combat de la Martinique, or Battle of Martinique, was a naval encounter on 18 December 1779 between a British squadron under Admiral Hyde Parker and a French squadron under Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte near the island of Martinique in the West Indies.
A1 autoroute (Martinique)
The A1 autoroute in Martinique (officially designated as A1) is the only autoroute on the French autoroute system built outside of Metropolitan France. This short autoroute, only 7 km in length, connects Aimé Césaire International Airport to Le Lamentin and Fort-de-France.
Fort Saint Louis (Martinique)
Fort Saint Louis (often hyphenated as Fort Saint-Louis) is a seaside fortress in Fort-de-France, Martinique. The present-day fort has evolved from earlier strongholds that were erected on the site as early as 1638, and has been known in previous incarnations as Fort Royal and Fort de la Republique. The modern-day Fort Saint Louis is both an active naval base and a listed historic site of France. There are daily tours of the fort, though the portion that is still a naval base is off-limits.
Fort Desaix is a Vauban fort and one of four forts that protect Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique. The fort was built from 1768 to 1772 and sits on a hill, Morne Garnier, overlooking what was then Fort Royal. Fort Desaix was built in response to the successful British attack on Fort Royal in 1762 and was intended to prevent any future attacker from using Morne Garnier to site cannon that could then bombard Fort Royal from above.
Jardin de Balata
The Jardin de Balata (3 hectares) is a private botanical garden located on the Route de Balata about 10 km outside of Fort-de-France, Martinique, France. It is open daily; an admission fee is charged. The garden was begun in 1982 by horticulturist Jean-Philippe Thoze and opened to the public in 1986. It is set on former farmland with picturesque views of the Pitons du Carbet.
Rivière de François
The Rivière de François is a river of Martinique.
Battle of Diamond Rock
The Battle of Diamond Rock took place between 31 May and 2 June 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars. It was an attempt by Franco-Spanish force despatched under Captain Julien Cosmao to retake Diamond Rock, at the entrance to the bay leading to Fort-de-France, from the British forces that had occupied it over a year before.
Battle of Martinique (1794)
The Battle of Martinique was a successful British invasion in 1794 of the island of Martinique in the West Indies, during the French Revolutionary Wars. During the invasion the British were in negotiation with a French planter, Louis-François Dubuc, who wished to gain British protection, as the French Constitutional Assembly was passing a law abolishing slavery. However the Whitehall Accord was not signed until after the British had landed.
Fond-Zombi (or Quartier Fond Zombi) is a populated place in the arrondissement of Fort-de-France on Martinique.
Stade En Camée
The Stade Alfred Marie-Jeanne, until August 2011 Stade En Camée, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Rivière-Pilote, Martinique, an overseas department of France. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is set to be utilized as a venue for the 2010 Caribbean Championship.
Trois-Rivières is a village on the southwest coast of Martinique, located within the commune of Sainte-Luce. It is known for its distillery/plantation Rhum Trois Rivières, located in the north of the village.
These districts belong to Fort-de-France.Other districts
These are districts that are close by, but belong to a different city than Fort-de-France.
- Morne Tartenson
- La Folie
- Pont de Chaines
- Bas Didier
- Les Hauts du Port
- Ravine Bouille
- Morne Desaix
- Morne Vanier
- Fond d'Or
- Grand Paradis
- Cite Saint-Georges
- Petit Paradis
- Des Rochers
- Plateau Fofo
- Cite Ozanam
- Le Vieux Moulin
- Quartier Bateliere
- Morne Boye
- Lunette Bouille
- Morne Calebasse
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Fort-de-France.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Le Fort-de-France, فور دو فرانس, For-de-Frans, Горад Форт-дэ-Франс, Фор дьо Франс, Fort-de-France, Φορ-ντε-Φρανς, Fort Royal, فور-دو-فرانس, Fort Royale, Fôrt-de-France, פור-דה-פראנס, Fòd Fwans, Ֆոր դե Ֆրանս, FDF, フォール＝ド＝フランス, ფორ-დე-ფრანსი, 포르드프랑스, Arx Gallica, For de Fransas, Fordefransa, Фор де Франс, फोर्ट-दे-फ्रान्स, Фор-де-Франс, فورٹ ڈی فرانس, Форт-де-Франс, பிரான்சுக் கோட்டை, ฟอร์-เดอ-ฟร็องส์, 法兰西堡