Guadeloupe Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Guadeloupe?

Climate:

subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity

Guadeloupe Use of Natural Resources

Guadeloupe Environment

Climate:

subtropical tempered by trade winds; moderately high humidity

Terrain:

Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin

Natural Resources:

cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism

Natural Hazards:

hurricanes (June to October); Soufriere de Guadeloupe is an active volcano

Environmental Issues:

NA

Guadeloupe Geography

Geographic Location The Caribbean
Total Area 687 Square Miles
1,780 Square Kilometers
Water Area 29 Square Miles
74 Square Kilometers
Land Boundaries 6 Miles
10 Kilometers
Border Countries Netherlands Antilles (Sint Maarten) 10.2 km
Coastline 190 Miles
306 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 16 15 N, 61 35 W
Terrain Basse-Terre is volcanic in origin with interior mountains; Grande-Terre is low limestone formation; most of the seven other islands are volcanic in origin
Highest Point 1,484 Meters
Highest Point Location Soufriere 1,484 m
Lowest Point Location Caribbean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources cultivable land, beaches and climate that foster tourism
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