Estimate population 396,000 - Capital: Fort-de-France
Beautiful Martinique is the largest of the Windward Islands in the West Indies and covers an area of approximately 1,091 square kilometres (421 square miles). Fort-de-France is Martinique's attractive capital city and an outstanding leading port. The highest point is an active volcano in the north called Mont Pelee. Although French is the official language, a local Creole, a mixture of French, Spanish, and African, is widely spoken.