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Guadalupe, central Caribbean Creole culture, emerges as a lively mix of French and African influences. So well known for its sugar and rum as for its beaches, the provincial archipelago offers visitors an interesting mix of modern cities, rural hamlets, rainforests and secluded beaches. The whole island consists of two large islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, and several smaller islands. Its main city, the bustling Pointe-à-Pitre, is in the center of the island territory, the lazy capital, also called Basse-Terre, is located on the southwest corner. Most resorts and large marinas are located along the southern coast of Grande-Terre. The islands south and west coasts of the two large islands are worth a trip. The most visited, Terre-de-Haut, has an attractive town and a picturesque harbor, beaches and restaurants quality and affordable accommodation. The other inhabited islands, Terre-de-Bas, Marie-Galante and La Désirade not have been built to accommodate tourism, but allow the rural approach of the French Antilles, as time has hardly passed through them.

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Guadeloupe (French Guadeloupe) is a small archipelago of the Antilles in the Caribbean Sea which is an overseas department of France and an outermost region of the Union Europea.1 is located 600 km north of the coast of South America and southeast of the Dominican Republic. Formerly called Karukera, meaning "island of beautiful waters". Christopher Columbus was given its present name in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Guadalupe, Extremadura, Spain. Popularly, the local Creole culture is called Gwada. Before Christopher Columbus named the island including what is now known as Guadalupe, named "Karukera" (The island of beautiful waters) by the Arawak people who settled on the island in 300 AD / CE. Later, during the eighth century, the Caribs arrived and killed the existing population of the natives of the island - though all were of the same group, the Arawak people. During his second voyage to America in search of fresh water in November 1493, Christopher Columbus became the first European to land in Guadeloupe. He called it Santa María de Guadalupe de Extremadura, after the image of the Virgin Mary, venerated at the Spanish monastery of Villuercas, in Guadalupe, Extremadura. The expedition landed south of Capesterre and not leave any settlers ashore. Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the pineapple on the island of Guadeloupe in 1493, although the fruit has long been cultivated in South America. He called it piña de Indias, meaning "pine of the Indians." During the 17th century, the Caribs fought and repelled the Spanish colonists.
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