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Guadeloupe Travel Guide

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Guadeloupe overview

Size of Guadeloupe: 1 628 km² (628 sq mi)
Location: in the heart of the French West Indies, 7 000 kilometers away from France
Prefecture: Pointe-à-Pitre
Population: 400 186 inhabitants


Guadeloupe is a French overseas department. French is the official language. However, the Creole is very much used within the families.


The local currency is the Euro. For shopping in local food and souvenirs markets, plan to pay in cash as merchants are not equipped with Electronic Payment Terminal.

Time difference

The time difference between Guadeloupe and France is 5 hours in winter and 6 hours in summer. If you are located in the USA, the time difference is depending on where you are living: no time difference with New-York/Washington/Miami; +3 hours if you are living in Los Angeles.

Phone number

Phone numbers have 10 digits. The landlines are starting with 05 90 and the mobile phone numbers with 06 90. From abroad, use the country code +590.

Useful information

Tap water is drinkable. For electrical devices, please note that the local voltage is 220V, 50hz.