Wednesday, 13 January 2016

GUADELOUPE - Overseas region & department of France

Guadeloupe  is an insular region of France located in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Administratively, it is an overseas region consisting of a single overseas department. It has a land area of 1,628 square kilometres (629 sq. mi) and a population of 403,750 (as of January 2014). Guadeloupe's two main islands are Basse-Terre to the west and Grande-Terre to the east, which are separated by a narrow strait that is crossed with bridges. They are often referred to as a single island. The department also includes the Dependencies of Guadeloupe which include the smaller islands of Marie-Galante and La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintes.
The prefecture (regional capital) of Guadeloupe is the city of Basse-Terre, which lies on the island of the same name. The official language is French, and virtually the entire population except recent arrivals from metropolitan France also speaks Antillean Creole (Créole Guadeloupéen).


These two beautiful covers arranged by my good friend Holger Kaufhold. The stamps are related to Gudeloupe Island, issued by france. Previously they had stamps in own name, later they started to use French stamps. The cover posted on and received on. Thank You Holger for the perfect covers.

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