Visitors will fall in love with Martinique’s extraordinary natural beauty. On this 1,000-square-kilometre island, they’ll find idyllic beaches, lush tropical forests, awe-inspiring waterfalls, le morne Larcher, les pitons du Carbet and of course, the iconic, majestic volcano, Mount Pelée.
Located in the heart of the Caribbean, Martinique is one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles. Its coastline runs alongside the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west.
Martinique has an area of 1,128 square kilometres (436 square miles). The island is located approximately 3,625 km from Montreal, 2,366 km from Miami, and 440 km from the South American coast. Its closest neighbours are Dominica and Guadeloupe to the north (25 and 120 km away, respectively) and Saint Lucia, 37 km to the south. It is equidistant from the coasts of Venezuela and Haiti/Dominican Republic (800 km away). Martinique is 80 km long and 35 km across at its widest point.
Its capital is the city of Fort-de-France. The population is 354,800 inhabitants in 2023. The most commonly spoken languages are French, Creole and English. The currency is the Euro. The airport is located in the town of Lamentin located less than 10 kilometers from Fort-de-France.