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Martinique Travel Guide

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Martinique overview

Size of Martinique: 1 130 sqm (425 sq mi)
Location: in the heart of the French West Indies, 7 000 kms away from France
Prefecture: Fort-de-France
Population: 400 000 inhabitants.


Martinique 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 Martinique 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 96 and the mobile phone numbers with 06 96. From abroad, use the country code +596

Useful information

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