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Le Guadeloupe

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La Guadeloupe
Vocabulaire- Vocabulary
What is a fleur-de-lis?
A: It is a stylized lily that has three petals bound together at its base.

designed by Péter Puklus for Prezi
histoire
On November 3, 1493, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Guadeloupe during his second trip to the 'New World.' Columbus named the island after the Spanish sanctuary Santa Maria de Guadalupe de Estremadura.
Guadeloupe Food & Cuisine
Their daily food reveals Amerindian, African, East Indian, and French cultural influences. Traditional foods include root crops, breadfruit, avocado, green bananas, peas and beans, curried meats, fish, and tropical fruits. Creole cooking uses hot peppers and spices but has been influenced by French cooking and imported foodstuffs.
Attractions and Tourism
Attractions- Visitors come for good diving, and the chance to hike and explore in Basse-Terre's wild national park. There are also other numerous activities that you can do such as boating, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, and Jet-skiing,etc. You can enjoy dining at one of Guadeloupe's fine restaurants serving creole cuisine or a Franco-Caribbean fusion. Although shopping isn't the best, night owls will find fun bars and clubs, and a lively music scene.
Tourism- Secondly, many events attract tourists and visitors. The Tour Cycliste de la Guadeloupe and the Creole Blues Festival. This festival takes place on Marie-Galante and it's filling up the hotels there. Many partygoers day-trip for this specific event.

Most of all, many people just want the Caribbean atmosphere and the French as a bonus and come visit these islands. Each island has its own unique attraction.
prép.............................................................................by

le drapeau..................................................the flag

une carte.........................................................a map

îles....................................................................islands

la rivière.......................................................a river

la cuisinière.................................................a cook

des Caraïbes... .......................of the Caribbean

l'étranger..................................................overseas


Where is Guadeloupe?- Où est Guadeloupe?
prép: Tina Ham
Culture & traditions
Guadeloupe est le département à l'étranger de France.
Guadeloupe has a population of 448,713 people. 99% of the people speak French and the rest speak Creole Patois.
The Guadeloupe Islands are bound together by the rich ethnic diversity that characterizes their language, music and beliefs. A land of many influences – African, European, Indian, American and Oriental – the Guadeloupe archipelago has a multi-faced identity. Guadeloupe’s local culture is diverse and well-developed. From distinguished Nobel laureate authors to the creators of popular Zouk music, from legendary cuisiniéres (chefs) to artists of every description who create unique works in their ateliers (workshops), there is much to experience and celebrate in Guadeloupe. Music and dance is an integral part of everyday life in Guadeloupe.

Colorful festivals are held throughout the year and performances of traditional music and dance are regularly scheduled. Art galleries, museums and fascinating historical sites abound. Guadeloupe's national holiday is Bastille Day, July 14th. So there are many parades and festivals all through July.
Le drapeau de Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe has no flag with official status yet except the French national flag. However, it does have an unofficial regional flag. This flag is based on the coat of arms of Guadeloupe's capital Basse-Terre, It represents a black or red field with a yellow sun and a green sugar cane, and a blue stripe with yellow fleurs-de-lis on the top. A fleur-de-lis is a stylized lily thats composed of three petals bound together at its base especially known from the former royal arms of France.
géographie
Guadeloupe has two main islands that are shaped as butterfly wings. However it contains of seven other small islands.

It has a narrow channel, the Rivière Salée, which divides Guadeloupe into two islands: the larger, western Basse-Terre and the smaller, eastern Grande-Terre. Guadeloupe has a population of 448,713 people. Grande-Terre, essentially limestone, consists of plateaus, plains, and hills. Basse-Terre is volcanic with high mountains and a tropical rain forest.

Guadeloupe a neuf îles. The climate is humid and tropical with a dry season from January to May and a wet season from June to December.
Before its discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1493, the island was called Karukera ("island of beautiful waters") by the Caribs.

French colonization began in 1635, and in 1674 Guadeloupe became part of the domain of France. In 1946, it became an overseas department of France.
Special dishes for ceremonial occasions include pork, blood sausage, pigeon peas, rum punches (Christmas), salted codfish, crab callalou, rice (Easter and Pentecost), cakes and chaudeau (marriages, baptisms, First Communions), and curried goat on banana leaves (Indian ceremonies).
vidéo
What is guadeloupe's official flag?
A: Trick question! It has no official flag yet.

Final Exam Questions
How many islands does Guadeloupe have?
A: Nine Islands
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