Pointe-à-Pitre is the largest city of Guadeloupe, an overseas région and département 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 largest city and economic capital. In 1999 it had a population of 171,773 inhabitants in its urban area, of whom 17,541 lived in the city (commune) of Pointe-à-Pitre proper. The inhabitants are called “Pointois”. In 2014, its metropolitan population was estimated at 314,647 people.
Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, Guadeloupe’s main international airport, is located 3 km (1.9 mi) north of downtown Pointe-à-Pitre in the commune of Les Abymes.
Important destination information
|Population:||approx. 16.000 (Pointe-à-Pitre)|
approx. 402.000 (Guadeloupe)
|City map:||Map of Pointe-à-Pitre|
|Vaccination recommendations:||Institute for Tropical Diseases|
|Climate chart:||Climate in Pointe-à-Pitre|
|Safety information:||Federal Foreign Office|
|Wi-Fi provider:||Port terminal|
Points of interest and venues
The list includes popular venues and is not deemed to be complete!
- Church Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul
- Musée Schoelcher
- La Place de L’Eglise
- Square Gourbeyre
- Place de la Victoire
- Old town
Walk into town
The target Point does not indicate a particular venue, but rather serves as a Point of reference to illustrate the distance between the landing and the City.
Landings & port occupation for cruise ships
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Current ship positions
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