Place:Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe


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Pointe-à-Pitre (; , , or simply) is the second largest (most populous) city of Guadeloupe after Les Abymes. Guadeloupe is an overseas region and department of France located in the Lesser Antilles, of which it is a sous-préfecture, being the seat of the Arrondissement of Pointe-à-Pitre.

Although Pointe-à-Pitre is not Guadeloupe's administrative capital (that distinction goes to Basse-Terre), it is nonetheless the region's economic capital. The inhabitants are called "Pointois". In 2018, it had a population of 15,410 in the city (commune) of Pointe-à-Pitre proper and 250,952 inhabitants in the urban unit Pointe-à-Pitre–Les Abymes. It is part of the metropolitan area of Les Abymes.

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, Guadeloupe's main international airport, is located north of downtown Pointe-à-Pitre in the commune of Les Abymes.

Harry Durimel is the current mayor of Pointe-à-Pitre.[1]

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