overseas department of France in the Leeward Islands, consisting of two large islands ( Basse-Terre & Grande-Terre) and several smaller islands: 630 sq mi (1,631 sq km); cap. Basse-Terre
An overseas department of France comprising the islands of Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre and smaller islands in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Inhabited by Arawaks and later by Caribs (15th century), the islands were colonized by the French in 1635. Basse-Terre is the capital.x
- An island in the northeastern edge of the Caribbean Sea.
- An island group, including the island of Guadeloupe, constituting one of the overseas departments of France.