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Boat arrival from Les Trois-Îlets.
Coat of arms of Fort-de-France
Country France
Overseas region and department Martinique
Arrondissement Fort-de-France
Mayor Didier Laguerre
Elevation 0–1,070 m (0–3,510 ft)
Land area1 41.21 km2 (15.91 sq mi)
Population2 85,667  (2012)
 - Density 2,079/km2 (5,380/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97209/ 97200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 14°21′41″N 61°02′28″W / 14.3614°N 61.0410°W / 14.3614; -61.0410

Fort-de-France is the capital of the French Caribbean oversees department of Martinique. It is one of the major cities in the Caribbean. Martinique exports sugar, rum, tinned fruit, and cacao from the port in Fort-de-France.

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