The Guadeloupe Islands (French: Guadeloupe) is a French island region within the Leeward Islands group located in the Lesser Antilles, which stretches in an arc from the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. In 2014, its population reached 400,186, and its residents speak French. As it is part of France, Guadeloupe is part of the European Union; Hence, its currency is the Euro, but it is not subject to the Schengen Agreement. The capital of these islands is Basse-Terre.
Economy of the island of Guadeloupe The economy on the island of Guadeloupe depends on fishing and the cultivation of various crops, especially the cultivation of bananas and sugarcane mainly, in addition to the cultivation of cocoa and various vegetables, fruits, coconut, coffee and vanilla, and eggplant and flowers are mainly exported, and the island also depends in its economy on the manufacture of many food products; Such as sugar, metal products, clothes, wooden furniture, cement and many more.
Guadeloupe is an archipelago consisting of nine islands, including: Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Desiderade, Els des Saintes, Saint-Barthelemy, Els de la Petite Terre, and Saint Martin, and is called the Butterfly Island; Where the shape of its two main islands resembles butterfly wings, and the island has many wonderful sandy beaches, and it is recommended to visit this island between May and December; As it enjoys a pleasant climate, the average temperature of this period reaches 28 degrees Celsius, and little or no rain during this period.
The British managed to control the island again on February 4, 1810, and British control continued until 1816. Britain ceded the island to Sweden for a short period of time, amounting to fifteen months, and this came in light of the announcement of the establishment of the Anglo-Swedish alliance on March 3 1813. The British administration remained in position during the period of Swedish subordination and the British rulers continued in their positions.
The Guadeloupe National Football Team (French: Guadeloupe national football team) is a French regional national team based in the Guadeloupe Islands and under the control of the Guadeloupe Islands Football Association, a subsidiary of the French Football Association. The Guadeloupe national team is not a member of the International Federation of FIFA and therefore is not entitled to participate in the World Cup.
Thierry Henry, Sylvain Wiltord, and Lilian Thuram, the most famous Guadeloupe players who participated in the 1998 FIFA World Cup ™, helped him win the FIFA World Cup 1998. In spite of this, the Guadeloupe national team is a member of the North American Football Association and the Caribbean Football Confederation.
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