Caribbean Sea. Sailing & Cruising Information. Martinique

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Background Martinique is located in the Lesser Antilles chain and has a total area of 1,091 The island is about 80 kilometers long from north to south and at its widest point extends about 35 kilometers from east to west. The island is largely mountainous and is composed of volcanic rock. Its average elevation is more than 900 meters above sea level with the highest point being 1, 397 meters at Mount Pelee, an active volcano in the north of the island.
Official Language: French. Population: 392,100
Time Zone: EST + 1; GMT -4
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