Guadeloupe Population

Guadeloupe Population and Politics

North America

General information: According to act-test-centers, Guadeloupe has been a possession of France since 1635. France shares the island of Saint-Martin with the Netherlands (the southern part of the island is part of the Netherlands Antilles).

Population

Population: 431,170 (July 2001 est.).
Age structure: under 14: 24.99% (male 55,030; female 52,722); 15 to 64 years old: 66.22% (male 141,294; female 144,232); over 65: 8.79% (male 15,901; female 21,991) (2001 est.).
Population growth: 1.07% (2001 est.).
Birth rate: 16.91 newborns / 1000 people. (2001 est.).
Mortality: 6.02 deaths / 1000 people. (2001 est.).
Migration: -0.15 people / 1000 people (2001 est.).
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male/female; under 15: 1.04 male/female; 15 to 64 years old: 0.98 male/female; over 65: 0.72 male/female; for the general population: 0.97 male/female (2001 est.);
Child mortality: 9.53 deaths/1000 live births (2001 est.).
Life expectancy: for the general population: 77.16 years; men: 74.01 years; women: 80.48 years (2001 est.).
General birth rate: 1.93 children/wives. (2001 est.).
Proportion of the adult population infected with HIV: no data available.
Number of people infected with HIV: no data.
Mortality due to AIDS: no data available.
Nationality: noun: resident of Guadeloupe; adjective: Guadalupe.
Ethnic groups: black or mulatto 90%, white 5%, natives of the East Indies, Lebanese, Chinese less than 5%.
Believers: Catholics 95%, Hindus and adherents of African pagan cults 4%, Protestants 1%.
Language(s): French (official) 99%, Creopese vernacular.
Literacy: definition: persons aged 15 and over who can read and write; for the general population: 90%; men: 90%; women: 90% (1982 est.). State Name:

Politics

Conventional long form: Department of Guadeloupe;
Common short form: Guadeloupe; local long form: Departement de la Guadeloupe local short form: Guadeloupe. Dependency status: overseas department of France.
State structure: no data.
Capital: Bas-Terre.
Administrative division: none (overseas department of France).
Independence: none (France overseas department).
National holiday: Bastille Day, July 14 (1789).
Constitution: adopted 28 September 1958 (French constitution).
Legal system: French legal system.
Suffrage: from 18 years old; universal.
chief of state: French President Jacques Chirac (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Jean FEDINI (since 1996);
head of government: President of the General Council Marcelin LUBETH (since March 1998); Regional Council President Lucette MICHAUX-CHEVRY (since March 22, 1992);
Government: no data; elections: French president elected by popular vote for a seven-year term; the prefect is appointed by the President of France on the proposal of the French Ministry of the Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of these councils; election results: no data.
Legislature: unicameral General Council (42 seats; members elected by popular vote for six years) and unicameral Regional Council (41 seats; members elected by popular vote for six years); elections: General Council – last held 22 March 1998 (next to be held in 2004); Regional Council – last held March 15, 1998 (next to be held in 2004); election results: General Council – distribution of votes between parties: NA; distribution of seats among parties: different left parties 11, PS 8, RPR 8, PPDG 6, different right parties 5, PCG 3, UDF 1; Regional Council – distribution of votes between parties: RPR 48.03%, PS/PPDG and some left parties 24.49%, PCG 5.29%, various right parties 5.73%; distribution of seats among parties: RPR 25, PS/PPDG and some parties of the left 12, PCG 2, various parties of the right 2; note: Guadeloupe elects two representatives to the French Senate; elections last held in September 1995 (next to be held in September 2004); distribution of votes between parties: no data; distribution of seats among parties: RPR 1, FGPS 1; Guadeloupe elects four representatives to the French National Assembly; elections last held 25 May and 1 June 1997 (next to be held in 2002); distribution of votes between parties: no data; distribution of seats among parties: FGPS 2, RPR 1, PPDG 1. elections last held 25 May and 1 June 1997 (next to be held in 2002); distribution of votes between parties: no data; distribution of seats among parties: FGPS 2, RPR 1, PPDG 1. elections last held 25 May and 1 June 1997 (next to be held in 2002); distribution of votes between parties: no data; distribution of seats among parties: FGPS 2, RPR 1, PPDG 1.
Judicial Branch: Court of Appeal with jurisdiction over Guadeloupe, French Guiana and Martinique.
Political parties and leaders: Communist Party of Guadeloupe (PCG) (Christian CELESTE); Progressive Democratic Party (PPDG) (Henri BANGOU); Rally for the Republic (RPR) (Aldo BLAISE); Socialist Party (PS) (Georges LOUI-SOR); Union for French Democracy (UDF) (Marcel EDRA [Marcel ESDRAS]).
Political pressure groups and their leaders: Christian Movement for the Liberation of Guadeloupe (KLPG); General Federation of Workers of Guadeloupe (CGT-G); General Union of Workers of Guadeloupe (UGTG); Movement for the Independence of Guadeloupe (MPGI).
Participation in international organizations: FZ, WCL, WFTU.
Diplomatic representation in the United States: none (French overseas department).
US Diplomatic Mission: None (French Overseas Department).
Description of the flag: three horizontal stripes, narrow green stripes above and below and a wide red stripe between them; the green stripes are separated from the red by two narrow white stripes; closer to the left side of the flag on the red stripe is a golden five-pointed star; for official ceremonies, the flag of France is used.

Guadeloupe Population