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The département of Martinique is an overseas département (département d'outre-mer, or DOM) of France, located in the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Fort-de-France.
Martinique is especially well known for the number of great authors that have come from the island and become extremely famous in France and throughout the world. It has also become known for a form of music called zouk, which developed in the 1980s.
From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Not Wikified.
See also: Music of Martinique and Guadeloupe
Military branches: French forces (Army, Navy, Air Force), Gendarmerie