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Guadeloupe
16°15′0″N 61°35′0″W
FAMOUS GUADELOUPEAN

SAINT-JOHN PERSE
Saint-John Perse (also Saint-Leger Leger) was born on 31 May 1887–20 September 1975 and was a French poet, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry." He was also a major French diplomat from 1914 to 1940, after which he lived primarily in the USA until 1967.

KASSAV'
Kassav' (Antillean Creole for a local dish made from cassava root) is a Francophone zouk band formed in Paris in 1979. The core members of the band are Jocelyne Béroard, Jacob Desvarieux, Jean-Philippe Marthély, Patrick St. Eloi, Jean-Claude Naimro, Claude Vamur and Georges Décimus (who left to form Volte Face and returned). Kassav' have issued over 20 albums, with a further 12 solo albums by band members.
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Official language(s): French

Capital: Basse-Terre

Population: 404.000

Currency: Euro (EUR)